Windows easter egg?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by ackers, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. ackers
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    ackers GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just found out that you can't make a folder in Microsoft Windows named 'con'. Weird....... I wonder why [​IMG] /endsarcasm
     
  2. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Ha, in Macs you can! Another advantage of a Macintosh: more folder name possibilities!
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  3. azotyp

    azotyp GBAtemp Maniac

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    I dissagree [​IMG]

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    It was made in Win XP SP2
     
  4. Maktub

    Maktub GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I dun get it.
    Maybe Mr. Kernel is French?
     
  5. Jackreyes

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    he means con without the ' s

    and its true...
    I wonder why...
     
  6. azotyp

    azotyp GBAtemp Maniac

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    haha its true
     
  7. IceFreak2000

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    It's because CON is a reserved device name, which goes back to the dark old days of MS-DOS. Likewise, you can't create folders called PRN, AUX, NUL, LPT1 etc. There's absolutely no mystery to this.
     
  8. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Try making a folder called '(?)'
     
  9. ackers
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    ackers GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ohhh that would explain it [​IMG]

    You kinda ruined the mystery... [​IMG]
     
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    Damn, no folder named prn? Where will all my pron go than [​IMG]