Computer Did you know ? Tricks

Create Folder With Name CON: Nothing is Impossible

(By Saurav Misra)
We all know that we cannot create folders with name:
CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9 as they are the OS reserved names.
Creating folder with name CON

But we can create above folders:

Trick 1 (By using command prompt)

  • Open command prompt (Start>Run>cmd) 
  • Type the following in your command prompt:
    md \.d:CON
  • Press Enter
Then open your D Drive & CON Folder is ready !!! Now you will find that you cannot delete this folder. So again open command prompt and type the following
rd \.d:con

Trick 2 (Without using command prompt)
For Desktop
  • Just create a new folder.
  • Rename it and type by pressing Alt key 0160
    (Hold the ALT key and type 0160 from the numeric keypad (ALT+0160))
  • Then release Alt key and type the special names like COM1, CON, PRN etc…
For Laptop
  • If you are a laptop user then just press Fn+Numlk and follow the same process as above.
  • Don’t type the numbers using the numeric keyboard. Type the numbers using the alphabets. For example in my keyboard M represents 0, J represents 1, K represents 2,  L represents 3,  U represents 4,  I represents 5,   O represents 6, 7 represents 7,  8 represents 8 and  9 represents 9.
  • After doing all, you can cancel the Num lk by again pressing Fn+Numlk

Enjoy 🙂
Saurav Misra