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Author Topic: I did not know this,try creating a text file named con.txt  (Read 2437 times)

tinyvillager

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I did not know this,try creating a text file named con.txt
« on: November 04, 2005, 11:09:06 PM »
I seen this over on digg.Pretty hokey i know but it's true,windows will not allow you to create a text file name
con.txt :o

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Re: I did not know this,try creating a text file named con.txt
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005, 08:33:06 AM »
Did you know that you can Open con.txt in any folder ?

Try this Open NotePad, File > Open, go to any folder on your hard disc and type con.txt in the filename field, click open ...

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Re: I did not know this,try creating a text file named con.txt
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2005, 09:50:50 AM »
Yes .. it's because con refers to a device .. you'll probably have similar problems with nul, aux and prn.

Why the operating system doesn't handle device names with an extension differently, I do not know.