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Windows 7: Achieving the Impossible

06 Jan 2011   #1
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Achieving the Impossible

Most people know that you can't create a new folder and give it the name con (try it), but I can prove you wrong.

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The question is... How?


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06 Jan 2011   #2
z3r010

 



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06 Jan 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start, run, cmd
mkdir \\.\c:\users\name\Desktop\con

Been a while since I saw this one.

Edit: And before somebody gets mad because they cannot delete this folder\
rmdir \\.\c:\users\profile\desktop\con
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06 Jan 2011   #4
z3r010

 

Rename folder con alt+0160
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06 Jan 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Start, run, cmd
mkdir \\.\c:\users\name\Desktop\con

Been a while since I saw this one.

Edit: And before somebody gets mad because they cannot delete this folder\
rmdir \\.\c:\users\profile\desktop\con
Not tried that method, but mine's not as convoluted.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Rename folder con alt+0160
That would give a folder name length of 4 characters. Mine only has 3.
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06 Jan 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't think mine was convoluted. It's a single command at a command line. But then again, I'm quite comfortable at the command line....and many people aren't.
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06 Jan 2011   #7
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

All I had to do is right click and create a new directory, name it "con", and I did it. I don't see how it was hard.
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06 Jan 2011   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

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06 Jan 2011   #9
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I cannot create a new folder called con . Just via command prompt
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06 Jan 2011   #10
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

That's because you have been conned.
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