My Friend Found a Glitch In XP!!!

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Kush, May 17, 2005.

  1. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    Hey guys my friend Tristan (polarbear_ak) found a weird ass bug in windows xp i tried it and got the same results so i bet all of you will to, we should submit this to microsoft.

    Make a new folder anywhere you want, then Try renaming the folder to "Con" (i even tried lowercase still) without the quotes and it will change back to what it was previously.

    Strange huh? :smoker:
     
  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    nevermind its been known but why i dont like it! lol
     
  3. polarbear_ak

    polarbear_ak OSNN Junior Addict

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  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    not a glitch after all.. :p
    just damn strange.
     
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  7. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Probably low level HD calls.
     
  8. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    That's cool. I know no one is really looking for a fix to this....

    The workaround would be to name ze folder c0n

    :)
     
  9. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Maybe cause of the Windows 95, 98 and ME compatibility modes.
     
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  10. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Argh.. never thought of that.
     
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    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    cool ...thats funny
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Wonder if x64 has this oddity?
     
  14. polarbear_ak

    polarbear_ak OSNN Junior Addict

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    The idea behind it is

    aux, nul, prn, also not allowed
    con, aux and prn stand for 'console', 'auxiliary' and 'printer' and stand for output devices.

    Leftovers from DOS where you could do 'copy con a.txt' and get whatever you typed in a textfile.
    Or 'copy a.txt prn' to send it to the first printer (if installed).

    Actually, those still work (at least con does) from a Windows command prompt to this day.

    I though my computer was freaking out because I was trying to name it con and it was unable to so I was like WTF.... :)
    Polar
     
  15. windows is not case sensitive on file names so it doesn't matter which case it's done in