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Windows 7: 3 things which Microsoft can never explain

17 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 
3 things which Microsoft can never explain

AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!
Do it practically Then u 'll come to know........ ..

MAGIC #1
An Indian found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer
which can be named as "CON". This is something funny and inexplicable. At
Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this happened!
TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A "CON" FOLDER

MAGIC #2
For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1...) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.
Noticed the weird bug? No one can explain!

MAGIC #3
Again this is something funny and can't be explained. At Microsoft the
whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!
It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself.
Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
And then press ENTER
And see the magic.


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This is an email from my friend.Many of you may be knowing it , shared for those who didn't know
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17 Jul 2009   #2

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Second one doesn't do anything. =?
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17 Jul 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Second one doesn't do anything. =?
Maybe not in 7, but maybe in vista or xp
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17 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

yeah it works in XP

May be MS got one solution
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17 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

can you post a screenshot of the second one for those without XP?
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17 Jul 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

So what magic the 2nd one does?
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17 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

[QUOTE=SeVeNrOxS;179567]AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!
Do it practically Then u 'll come to know........ ..

MAGIC #1
An Indian found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer
which can be named as "CON". This is something funny and inexplicable. At
Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this happened!
TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A "CON" FOLDER

IIRC, CON is short for console, and is a reserved system name.
I'm sure someone at MSFT would know.

edit:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...8VS.85%29.aspx
"..Do not use the following reserved device names for the name of a file: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9
..."
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17 Jul 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeVeNrOxS View Post
MAGIC #1
An Indian found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer
which can be named as "CON". This is something funny and inexplicable. At
Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this happened!
TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A "CON" FOLDER
Thanks for sharing, they are fun but the above one isn't exactly true. CON is a reserved word and I highly doubt Microsoft doesn't know that

All of the following are: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.

CON is a keyword for console.

And it isn't exactly true in that you can create a folder named CON by using the full path. Run the below command from your command prompt.

Code:
 
MD \\.\\C:\CON
It is a fun hack used by various trojans\hacks similar to using Native API strings in that you can't remove it using "normal" methods but programmatically you can.
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17 Jul 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Lol, just got 2 PMs on how to remove the folder.

Code:
 
RD \\.\\C:\CON
Or if you want to be more appropiate, the proper Unicode path would use a ? instead of the .

Code:
 
RD \\?\\C:\CON
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17 Jul 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post
Lol, just got 2 PMs on how to remove the folder.
Classic.
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