Today a friend of mine came to me with a challenge- Create a folder named CON on your system. When I failed to do that he enlightened me with another fact – The entire Microsoft team, not even Bill Gates can create the folder named CON. Seeing my skeptical look, he showed me the following mail:
“nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as “CON”.
This is something pretty cool…and unbelievable… At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened!
TRY IT NOW !!”
As you know how skeptical I am of such type of mails, because of the hoax mails that circulate on net, I decided to do a research on this. And voila!! I found this to be another hoax mail, a myth.
There is a grain of truth behind the mail. You cannot create a folder named CON (well even that is half truth- there is a trick that’ll help you create that folder), but that is not an unsolved mystery. And believe me, the Microsoft team and Bill Gates are not ignorant about this.
I have discussed about this hoax mail in detail at Devils Workshop, where I have written about the reason behind this, and also the trick that will let you create the folder named CON. Read about it at [Myth Buster] Why You Cannot Create A Folder Named CON.
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