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  1. Arunram

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    There is no hosts file in my system instead hosts1.bak is present in default folder...is it a flaw?:blink
     
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  2. SimonD

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    Are you looking in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc ??

    Its not required to have\use a Hosts file unless you need it.
     
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  3. Arunram

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    yeah i am looking in the same directory ...actually i wanna block some sites from opening thats why i tried editing that hosts1.bak but no go :cry:
     
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  4. nugget
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    Usually you have to do it safe mode.
     
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  5. SimonD

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    Really? I have never had to, as long as you're a local admin you can make changes.
     
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  6. dazza786

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    Never heard of that before.. Only odd stuff I've had to do before is with Vista\W7\2K8; run notepad as an administrator and then you can write over the hosts file.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Yeah, same here. never had to edit it in safe mode.
     
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  8. Arunram

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    resolved many issues related with hosts file in a production environment without logging on to safe mode sounds weird for me.....:blink:blink:blink
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Just create a new text file and name it HOSTS (no extension).

    Note that the new HOSTS file will not take effect until you issue nbtstat -R (yes, capital R, not lowercase r) at a command prompt.

    Also note that some AV programs will prevent you from changing, adding, deleting, and/or modifying HOSTS as part of the AV's security features.
     
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  10. nugget
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    Sorry for the confusion guys. I just had a real brainfart last night and was thinking of something completely different when I answered. :oops: (the kind you have after couple of drinks and too many late nights studying)
     
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  11. SimonD

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    LoL..
     
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