Are you looking for my non-technical blog?

This is now my technical-only blog, my non-technical blog is here.

13 October 2005

Forbidden Folders

An Indian discovered that nobody can create a folder anywhere in MS Windows named as:
CON PRN LPT1 LPT2 LPT3 COM1 COM2 AUX NUL
The following file names are pre-assigned to certain devices.
CON: Console (screen display for output and keyboard for input) PRN: Printer. This is usually LPT1. LPT1: The first parallel printer/port. The printer device may be used only as an output device. LPT2: The second parallel printer/port (for output only). LPT3: The third parallel printer/port (for output only). COM1: or AUX: The first asynchronous communications adapter port. COM2: The second asynchronous communications adapter port. NUL: A nonexistent device to avoid the generation of output from programs.
You can just try it yourself. Tags: , ,