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Windows 7: Can't add new Host file


06 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't add new Host file

I've always been able to update my "Host" file from time to time. C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS

I add something to the file bur Windows 7 wouldn't let me save it in the "etc" folder becase of lack of permission.

How can I override that?

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06 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

save it to Desktop first then copy it to etc that way you will be asked for permission, punch in your admin PW and Bingo

-DG
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06 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Just tried that before I got your post and it worked. Thanks

Can I delete or show a post solved?
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06 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

To have the post marked solved, just click the exclamation mark in the triangle and type "solved" in the report box.

(My preference for editing the HOSTS file is with WinPatrol. I just launch WinPatrol, select "View HOSTS File" from the Options tab and make any changes.)
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06 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Glad you got it solved.
Thanks for the feedback !
And thanks to Corrine for the Winpatrol tip

-DG
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06 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Haven't installed wp on my new comp yet and forgot that was an option. Thanks.
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06 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome. Here's another reminder, thewolfe. BillP Studios Download Page
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