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Windows 7: Achieving the Impossible

06 Jan 2011   #11
lorddenis

 

Why cant you create it ?
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06 Jan 2011   #12
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Achieving the Impossible-folder.png

And when I tryed to save the picture as "con" I got this. Achieving the Impossible-capture.png


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06 Jan 2011   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Watch this space. All will be revealed in due course.
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06 Jan 2011   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Achieving the Impossible-c-n.gif

(Mouse over for name. )


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07 Jan 2011   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
How It Was Done

It's time to reveal the method, or trick that I used.

The characters c and n are as entered directly from the keyboard, but the o isn't all it seems. It is actually a symbol that, to all intents and purposes, looks as though it is.

For this, I used my friend Character Map and carefully selected a suitable character.

Achieving the Impossible-capture.png

I clicked on Copy to place the character in the clipboard for later use. I then created the folder as usual and renamed it con, using the Ctrl+V shortcut to insert the o character.


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07 Jan 2011   #16
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

LOL now that was worth the wait. Your a horse of a different color that's for sure.
Fabe
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07 Jan 2011   #17
Trucidation

 

It's been a while since I messed with DOS... wasn't con one of the reserved words (like lpt1)? Con... console, iirc. Like "copy con xyz.bat" --> copy contents of console into xyz.bat, i.e. DOS would wait for you to type stuff (from the console) and put what you typed into xyz.bat. If memory serves right.

Edit:
Extended ascii, always good for laughs. Back before XP it was the good ol' alt-255 char.
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07 Jan 2011   #18
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

And here are some more.

Achieving the Impossible-capture.png


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07 Jan 2011   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It's time to reveal the method, or trick that I used.

The characters c and n are as entered directly from the keyboard, but the o isn't all it seems. It is actually a symbol that, to all intents and purposes, looks as though it is.

For this, I used my friend Character Map and carefully selected a suitable character.

Attachment 129949

I clicked on Copy to place the character in the clipboard for later use. I then created the folder as usual and renamed it con, using the Ctrl+V shortcut to insert the o character.

You called my method convoluted, and this is your method.

Open up cmd prompt, type this: mkdir \\.\c:\users\name\Desktop\con
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07 Jan 2011   #20
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks dwarf.
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