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Editing a host file


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#1 jake21

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Trying to add some items to the host file. I have Norton Security, cant see any item on Norton that is running since I have turned features off. Yet when I edit the hosts file, it will not let me save, etc. Gives an error " permission denied", I am running notepad in Administator option, and still get DENIED message. How to successfully edit a host file???



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

Click on the Start orb rsz_1rsz_1rsz_start_orb_zpshjewtibd.png, then All Programs, Accessories.
 
Right click Notepad and select Run as administrator.
 
Click Continue on the "Windows needs your permission" UAC window.
 
When Notepad opens click on File, then Open.
 
In the filename field type: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
 
Click on Open.
 
Make the necessary changes to the hosts file.
 
Click on File, then Save to save your changes.

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:44 AM

Hello,

Another option which I used to use was:
  • Click on the Win7Orb_zps4dae3b32.jpg button. Inside the search box type in CMD
  • Right click on CMD => Choose Run as Administrator
  • Inside the Command Prompt windows copy and paste the following command
    notepad C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
  • This should allow you to make changes and save them
If you are still getting access denied messages what are all the security programs you have installed?

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 01:46 PM

Thanks....worked great! Always a nice stop  here.......Smiles to all!!!






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