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Windows 7: Editing host file

21 May 2010   #1

windows 7
Editing host file

Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, feel free to move if needed

I am trying to edit the host file but keep getting access denied even though I am admin.
I did a search online and have tried everything that was suggested, I have tried opening notepad by right clicking and 'run as admin'. I have unchecked the read only box in the properties of the host file. I have now run out of ideas.

Has anyone else had any problems and may know how to fix it?


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21 May 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Drag the file to your desktop, edit it there then drag it back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2010   #3

windows 7

Wouldnt let me move it at all. Tried it in safemode and it worked. Thanks.
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