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Windows 7: Hosts.txt or hosts.sys


23 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 
Hosts.txt or hosts.sys

in the drivers/etc folder is: hosts.txt and hosts.sys.

I want to edit the hosts file but i dont know is it hosts.txt Or hosts.sys.
Oh, theres a file called Hosts without extension on my diffrent pc too.

Can you tell me is it safe to edit hosts file as well?

The hosts file witout extension is not even working! i tried to place in:
google.com youtube.com
and it didint work.

Thanks.


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23 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The real one is hosts alone, without any extension. In a normal install, there should be no other "hosts" with any extension, with the single extension-less one. Make sure Windows explorer is not hiding the extension, which does by default.
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23 Dec 2012   #3

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03 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 

Oh, i can open the "hosts" file without extension but can't save it as it.
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03 Feb 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Post a copy of your Host file here and I will look at it.

Jerry
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03 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuchiyo View Post
Oh, i can open the "hosts" file without extension but can't save it as it.
Note that, since the hosts is stored in a system protected location, to be able to modify it you must run notepad (or whatever thing you use to edit it) as administrator. Otherwise you can view it but can't modify.
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