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Old 07-18-2004, 04:47   #1
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I just made a very strange discovery about Windows

I created a new folder, then tried to rename it PRN, which windows for some reason would not allow.

I tried this on 2 of my Windows 2000 machines with the same result, and my friend got the same on his XP Pro box.

Any explaination for this strange problem?
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Old 07-18-2004, 05:51   #2
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Strange...

Same thing here on XP Home..

No explanation.

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:08   #3
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Just a guess

in the old days a ".prn" file was a printer file or printer-related - wonder if that's why?
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Old 07-18-2004, 12:20   #4
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The "PRN" is a system device. It's legacy code in the OS.
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Old 07-18-2004, 12:48   #5
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nothing new. it's been the same since the age of DOS!
try making a new folder called "LPT1"
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Old 07-18-2004, 15:12   #6
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That was a strange way for me to find this out ;i

I was even using the command prompt to check for hidden folders and whatnot.
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