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Windows 7: Hosts file disappeared

14 Feb 2012   #1
keyboardface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hosts file disappeared

Hi, I have no hosts file.

I just went to create a new one and went to save it in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc but a dialog box popped up telling me hosts already exists and whether it wants me to overrwrite it. Thought this was odd because there's nothing there called hosts.

Any ideas?


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14 Feb 2012   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if the manual instructions help you How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default?
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14 Feb 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Most likely, the file is hidden, and that's why you can't see it.
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14 Feb 2012   #4
keyboardface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope wasn't hidden. Strange. I just let the Microsoft Fixer thing put a new one in. Initially wanted to try and restore the one I had originally but decided to just let it go in the end.
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14 Feb 2012   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

So you're good to go? I see the green check mark on your topic
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