Ever tried making a folder named “con”?? I guess you have already tried and thats why you are here.

Now just to let you know, we can not create folder with names like :
CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9 in the way simple we create new folder and name them as these are default system directories names.

So when you try to name a folder “con”, you will see error as shown below:

con folder error
So the next question is how do we make such folders.

Some tricks are given below using which you can create folders having names among those listed above. Cool right? 

Trick 1 (Using command prompt)

con using cmd

1. Goto command prompt.

Here we are going to make ‘con’ in f drive. You can create it wherever you like.(Just give the right path.)

2. Type in prompt f:\> “mkdir \\.\f:\con”

Thats it. The folder is there in your provided location. You can verify it right here by typing the command below:

Verify by typing “dir \\.\f:\con”

Note: You will have to write the command below to delete the ‘con’ folder.

Delete the file or folder “rmdir \\.\f:\con”

You can also make folders with names “CON” , “COM1”, “LPT1” , etc using same trick.

Trick 2 (Without using command prompt)

1. Make new folder

2. Type CON . Don’t Press Enter.

3. Now press  ALT+255 and then Enter.

And you are done..

Enjoy. 🙂

About Parth Kheni

Avatar for Parth KheniA Computer Engineer by profession, Parth Kheni is the Founder of TechMuzz. He is an ardent techie and crazy about gadgets. He feels that the apt use of technology simplifies the life to a great extent and thus wishes to take it at every doorstep.

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