Microsoft’s crazy facts

Nobody can create a folder anywhere on the computer which can be named as “CON”.

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Open Microsoft word and type =rand(200,99) and press enter

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Open an empty notepad file and type “Bush hid the facts” (without the quotes) . Save it under any name. Close it and reopen it.

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft’s crazy facts”

  1. And there are many more such system variables like NUM, COM1, COM2, COM3, LPT1, LPT2, etc. COM1 refers to serial port 1, LPT1 refers to parallel port 1 and so on .. Special system variables and folder names share the same interface. So, when a folder is created with a system variable name, it will consider that the folder already exists.

  2. CON refers to console – if you are a DOS oldie, you’d remember the copy con command. however, it is possible to create a folder named CON. just google for it.

    Its not a bug. Its a test feature.

    It is a known bug with UTF8 encoding. Any notepad file with 4-3-3-5 letters will produce the same effect. Try the same thing in vista (or save the file in a different encoding).

    Enjoy :)

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