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#1 Kayman

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:40 PM

G'day all,

Folder C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\etc was deleted some time ago. Restoration attempts proved unsuccessful. This folder is required for HOSTS files.
I run SFC /scannow but it didn't do anything to rectify the problem.
Please, how can I install or reinstate this missing folder to its original location?

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:50 PM

First off... how was that managed to be deleted? Secondly, there are programs that can restore this... but it's possible they may be gone forever, and you may need to reinstall windows...

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:11 AM

1. Type in command line C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\etc , click ok, right-click the folder, click on to 'delete' and voila the entire folder went in to the Recycle Bin. CrapCleaner did the rest :thumbsup:

2. I'm not interested recovering the content (files) of the folder. All I wish to have is a new, fresh folder called ...etc. HOSTS files can then be downloaded automatically from HOSTS Man or similar applications and populate the folder anew with HOSTS files.

3. I tried restoration software (Restoration Version 2.5.14) but without success :flowers:

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:39 PM

Ummmm. Can't you just go to:

Start > My Computer > C: > Windows > System32 > Drivers

Then go to:

File > New > Folder

Name this new folder etc

Or am I missing something?
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:50 PM

Something not important in the drivers folder of a system 32? Uh... ok yea einstein is right, I guess i just... overcomplicated a simple issue.

#6 Kayman

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:18 PM

Many thanks, Albert & Gyro.
...File>New>Folder (name etc) fixed my "problem".
Well, I didn't think it was that easy. I am embarrassed and apologies for wasting your time as I should have known better. Sometimes I can't see the forest........too many trees.
With all good wishes,
Kayman.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:04 AM

No problem, Kayman! Glad to help. Don't be embarassed, or I will be forced to tell of times I missed the obvious and asked for help! :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:13 AM

FYI - my folder of the same name has 6 files in it:

HOSTS
HOSTS.MVP
lmhosts.sam
networks
protocol
services

The last 4 are dated with the date of my last installation. The lmhosts.sam file is a security related file for your networking. I believe that the HOSTS.MVP was placed there by the MVPS Hosts file update batch file.
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 11:01 PM

If you are planning to use the hosts file to block malware or parasites research the proper way to use it thoroughly.

In Windows XP a large HOSTS file (over 135 kb) tends to slow down the computer and, if you are not careful you may block sites you need, such as search engines, your bank, etc.




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