OT: Why does XP choke on the filename - "com1.gif"

xbury.cs at clearstream.com xbury.cs at clearstream.com
Thu Feb 10 01:58:52 EST 2005

>Note: In XP home, creating the empty folder on the desktop and naming
>it "com1" results in Windows quietly switching the name back to "New
>Folder" with no error or anything.  W2K at least complained that the
>file already existed.

The error message I get in W2K, W2k3 is invalid file name... 

That should explain it...


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