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Windows 7: Overwriting Host Files

23 Aug 2010   #1
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 
Overwriting Host Files

Hey guys, in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ there is a host file, i need to open it with notepad, add a line and then resave it, but it keeps giving me an access denied msg or a do not have permission to save in this location. Ive done this before in the past, but cant seem to do it this time.

thank you.


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23 Aug 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

You need to have Admin Rights to edit it. Do a "Run as Administrator" on Notepad and then go edit it.
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23 Aug 2010   #3
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

sweetness! thanks. (hate reinstalling windows)

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You need to have Admin Rights to edit it. Do a "Run as Administrator" on Notepad and then go edit it.
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23 Aug 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Or move the file to your desktop, edit - save, move it back.
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