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Windows 7: Achieving the Impossible

07 Jan 2011   #21

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

And just when you've seen the impossible, take a look at this.

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07 Jan 2011   #22


But it stil dont know why can somevone who doesnt know this trick create this file name ? Does the windows use the name for somthing ?
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08 Jan 2011   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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.

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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.
So, in essence, you didn't really achieve the impossible and prove it wrong because in truth that really isn't naming the folder with an unadulterated c o n, it's naming it with a different character altogether. Although it may almost appear an exact duplicate of a regular o, it's not. Sorry.
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08 Jan 2011   #24

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
And here are some more.

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You need a hobby...
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08 Jan 2011   #25

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

OK, I'll lift my hands up and admit that it is/was just a con trick. But you'd have to admit that, for those who don't realise it, that the end results are seemingly the achievement of the impossible.

Anyhow, this got me thinking and I was wondering how I could give a folder a name consisting of characters that couldn't normally be used /?<>\:*|"^

This led me to the creation of this Tutorial: Private Character Editor

By following the method I described there, I copied the characters into the Private Character set and used them to actually name the folder. So what you're seeing is a folder with that name consisting of copied characters that are identical to the originals but with a different unicode assigned to them.
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