Thursday, June 26, 2014

How To Edit The Hosts File Windows | Access Denied Why?

This is my experience when I first learned to edit hosts on windows xp, 7, and 8. Several software requires us to manually enter the settings in the hosts so that the software can be run as it should.

For those of you who are still to discover the location of hosts on Windows, please open COMPUTER = LOCAL DISK = C = WINDOWS SYSTEM32 = DRIVERS = ETC. Then you will find a file like the image below.


Then open the hosts file notepad premises. Ctrl + A to select all and Ctrl + C to copy all the data.

The next step please run notepad as administrator. Once notepad is open, simply press Ctrl + V on a notepad to put all the files on the hosts.

The next step please add the settings that you want the settings just below the line of the previous hosts.

For example I added a captha settings on the hosts, see picture below.

When finished editing, please save the previous folder. Select All Files and click hosts twice to overwrite the previous settings, click yes and click save.

 Good luck.