How to edit and save Windows Vista and Windows 7 hosts file

By default, hosts file in your c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc directory is set to be Hidden, System, Read Only. These attributes do now allow you regular Windows user from editing its contents. Here are the shortest steps to edit hosts file permissions. Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories Right-click on Command Prompt, and click on Run as administrator If you get a Windows Security pop-up, click Allow In the Command Prompt window type in dir, and hit the Enter key You should see a list of several files, hosts will not be one of them In...

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