Solved Invalid folder names in WIndows 7

August 16, 2010 at 16:11:58
Specs: Windows Vista, 2GB
Hey, I was just wondering, because I don't have Windows 7 yet, if you are still not allowed to name folders certain things like "CON" or "AUX".
So for anyone out there using Windows 7, can you try that and tell me if you can name the folders with those names or not? Thanks.

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#1
August 16, 2010 at 17:29:40
still invalid

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#2
August 16, 2010 at 18:05:49
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These names are reserved.
That comes from the times of DOS.
NUL, CON, AUX, PRN are reserved names and cannot be used for folder names.

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#3
August 16, 2010 at 18:09:18
Okay cool, I wasn't sure because I read a post that said it was only up to Vista, but I wasn't sure when that was posted. Cool, I still have those folders anyways.

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#4
August 16, 2010 at 19:23:19
Do you have such folders in Windows?

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#5
August 16, 2010 at 19:52:27
I do. You create them by going to the Command Prompt and typing "cd.." until you get to the main drive and then you type "md \\.\directory\CON" there are also others that you can name like that but not normally like these: CON PRN AUX NUL COM1 COM2 COM3 COM4 COM5 COM6 COM7 COM8 COM9 LPT1 LPT2 LPT3 LPT4 LPT5 LPT6 LPT7 LPT8 LPT9

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#6
August 16, 2010 at 20:05:00
Yepp, and after that, you can't delete them anymore :-)

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#7
August 16, 2010 at 21:31:50
Actually you can in the Command Prompt, instead of typing "md \\.\directory\CON" which tells it to create the folder, you type "rd \\.\directory\CON" which tells it to delete the folder.

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#8
August 16, 2010 at 21:54:58
Ah I see.
A friend of mine tested that on WinXP and had no luck.

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