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How To Edit The Host File In Windows7
The Hosts File can be termed as a computer file used by a operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is a plain text file and is conventionally named as Hosts .Software updation and Licence checking is related with Host File
In other Windows Os you can edit the Host file with ease. But in windows 7 you should allocate
Some permissions to current user

Let Start Editing Host File:

Locate the Host File

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(Replace “C:\” is ur Root Drve)

You will Find a Host file there

For easiness of acess I recommend Notepad++

Download Notepad ++

Install Notepad ++

Then Right Click on Host file and select Properties
Click on Security Tab

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Select Current user(Username u are logged in with) from list and click Edit
(Note:Current user must be a Administrator)
After clicking Edit again select Current User

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Select all Check Boxes under Allow
Click Apply and click Ok Exit all Windows and go back to Ect folder

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Right Click on host and Select Edit With Notepad ++
(You will only see this option if you have installed Notepad++ else edit with your default text editor)

Done now you can edit your Host file

My method: i just drag host file to desktop holding ctrl so it make its copy .and edit it and save and drag it again to the etc folder without pressing ctrl this time
07-11-2012, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the good rut; but what is this used for?
07-12-2012, 12:24 AM
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A little bit of an overkill in my opinion. All you have to do to edit the hosts file is to clear the Read Only and System attributes and your good to go in my experience.

07-12-2012, 12:24 AMlowpro Wrote: Thanks for the good rut; but what is this used for?

The translation of domain names to IP addresses. The hosts file is the first thing the computer uses for this task. It can be used to block domains by redirecting them to I use it to create fake domains for the servers I have in my local network. For example instead of for my local server address, I can use michellesserver.com and put this in the hosts file of my computers on the network

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