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why can't i create a folder with "con" name?

why can't i create a folder with "con" name at desktop while i haven't another one at same place with it name?
 

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Last updated May 21, 2020 Views 151,039 Applies to:
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Hi,


You can't make folders on the desktop that have "System Action" or "Device"  references such
as con, nul and prn. Solution is to use another name or use 0 instead of o,O for C0n.


Here are others :

CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9,
LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9

Can you create “con” folder on windows os ?
http://freetechjournal.com/windows-tips/create-con-folder-windows-xp-os.html

Hope this helps.
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