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Chris Retlich
Posts: 50
Last: 3/23/2009
Windows Filenames
8/3/2006 10:31:09 PM

hey, try creating a file or folder with the filename, or extension being any of the following: CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT0, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9

Neal Grosskopf
Posts: 213
Last: 7/8/2010
Re: Windows Filenames
8/4/2006 7:56:13 AM

Why, does 1and1 not allow that?

Neal Grosskopf
Posts: 213
Last: 7/8/2010
Re: Windows Filenames
8/4/2006 10:01:39 PM

Thats cute, windows automatically changes it back to the previous folder name. Those domineering programmers

Chris Retlich
Posts: 50
Last: 3/23/2009
Re: Windows Filenames
8/5/2006 11:40:34 PM

Yes, all in the sake of backwards compability to DOS days where there were shortcut "files" which pointed to physical devices (i.e. a printer) so that a program could "save" something but have the output actually run to the printer. A bit f-ed up, possibly, to still reserve those filenames after all these years.

 
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