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#1 Machinery

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:27 AM

Hello guys.
The location of windows hosts file is in "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\" right?
My question is, can I rename it to "hosts.txt" so that I can access it more easily?
Thanks.

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Edited by Machinery, 10 December 2010 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:46 AM

That is the proper location.

No. If you rename it then it will no longer function properly. It may even break your Internet connection.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:18 PM

Thanks ThunderZ for your reply.
I am glad that I didn't rename it to "hosts.txt"
Thanks again for your warning!
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