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How to name a folder with “con”


The challenge has been that no one can name a folder in a laptop or desktop with “con”, “prn”, “nul”, “com1”, ‘com2”, “lpt1” etc.
The reason for this being the fact that the names represents the internal devices of the operating system and thereby meaning that you cannot create a folder or name a folder with the above mentioned collective letters, you can try if you want but it would be a total waste of time.
But today there is a solution to that now, you just have to follow the simple steps.

  1. Create a new folder on our desktop (give it a name or not).
  2. Right click on the new folder and scroll down to select the option “rename”.
  3. Hold down the “ALT” key while you type either “0160” or “255” (ALT + 0160) or (ALT + 255) release the ALT key.

  4. Note: if it’s not working, you can use the NUM keys located at the right side of your keyboard to type in the numbers, if you are using a full standard keyboard (on system or external keyboard).
  5. If it’s done the right way you will notice that the typing space will go blank so that you can name your folder with any of this “con”, “prn”, “com1” etc. and initiate/press the ENTER key.
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Voila !!! it’s done. Drop your comments below.


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