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Need to block a website; can't

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#1 raymondshaw


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

There is a website I would like to block on my PC. I was told about a method involving going into the hosts file and hyping in followed by the website.  Here's the problem: whenever I do this, I'm told to save it as a text file, which apparently invalidates the whole thing.  How can I get around this?

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#2 Guest_JWebb_*


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 06:45 PM

Save it as a text file, then rename it to remove the extension.


hosts.txt -> hosts

#3 Zahid Iqbal1

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:32 AM

open it as adminstrator, then it will be saved. Right click on host file and select open as administrator. It will be solved

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:51 AM

When you save the file, do "Save As..." and choose "All files."  You should see the original "hosts" file then, and if you're confident you've edited the file properly, you can overwrite the file (if you're running Notepad as administrator).


On most computers, it's a good idea to go into Explorer, then into the "View" settings and check that extensions are visible.  That way you can see if you've created a "hosts.txt" file instead of "hosts" with no extension.

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