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Windows 7: Mystery to HOSTS File

16 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 [64-bit]
Mystery to HOSTS File


Sorry if this is the wrong section but I didn't know where else to post it. But lately I have been attempting to connect to games and I can't and I keep getting errors that relate back to my hosts file(it's what I've read on the gaming forums). I can't seem to connect to games, when they are online and there shouldn't be a problem. At the time, I don't have a hosts file...I don't what happened to it :\. Anyways, I was informed to created a ALL FILE type of file using Notepad and put: localhost
::1 localhost

then save it to desktop and place it into C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
However, I don't know if I should do this because I am not good with his kind of stuff so i posted here to ask someone people who are more familiar with this. Also can someone simply explain to me what is the host file in a short sentence?

Thanks for reading,

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16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

It is not actually needed. It is completely optional.
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16 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7 [64-bit]

oh well this stinks.
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17 Oct 2011   #4

windows 7 [64-bit]

no one helped.awh bummer now i can't enjoy my side games :\
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17 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 [64-bit]

it's ok i got it to work!
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