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Computer Software => Windows Vista => Topic started by: jeffbb on February 04, 2009, 10:13:33 AM

Title: hosts file in vista
Post by: jeffbb on February 04, 2009, 10:13:33 AM
Hi
does anyone know how to access the HOSTS file in vista ?. I used it in XP but it does not seem to be set up the same in Vista .

Thanks for any help
Regards Jeff
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: tuftedduck on February 04, 2009, 10:20:31 AM
I think it is the same place as in XP  .......... Windows\System32\drivers\etc

but I think you may have to switch off the UAC thing to access it.
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: jeffbb on February 04, 2009, 07:00:28 PM
HI

I will check but "switch off the UAC thing"   no Idea how . ???

Jeff
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: kitz on February 06, 2009, 10:05:31 PM
True Quote from a Microsoft Manager (http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39384068,00.htm)

Quote
"The reason we put UAC into the [Vista] platform was to annoy users I'm serious," said Cross, speaking at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday. "Most users had administrator privileges on previous Windows systems and most applications needed administrator privileges to install or run."

How to disable UAC (http://computerperformance.co.uk/vista/user_account_control.htm#How_to_Disable_User_Account_Control_(UAC)


... or I dont know how good this is
http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: oldfogy on February 06, 2009, 11:41:44 PM
You may also like to take a look at this tutorial on Where and How to disable UAC  (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=1305.0)

Kitz,  :doh:


For the Hosts file, you may have to select "Show hidden files and folders" (just guessing at that, but will go and check)

It is not a hidden file.
The hosts file is still located at "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: jeffbb on February 07, 2009, 06:28:12 PM
HI

Thanks for the replies .will check it out . :)

regards jeff
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: jeffbb on February 15, 2009, 01:47:51 PM
Hi

I found this method to update HOST file in Vista

1)  Browse to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
2)  Right click "Notepad" and select "Run as administrator"
3)  Click "Continue" on the UAC prompt
4)  Click File -> Open
5)  Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc"
6)  Change the file filter drop down box from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*.*)"
7)  Select "hosts" and click "Open"
8)  Make the needed changes and close Notepad.  Save when prompted.

 seems to work OK  :)

Regards Jeff
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: oldfogy on February 15, 2009, 02:30:33 PM
If you are going to edit it on a regular (which some people do, after the first time) why not put a shortcut on the desktop.
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: jeffbb on February 15, 2009, 02:59:23 PM
good thinking O F  ;D
Title: Re: hosts file in vista
Post by: oldfogy on February 15, 2009, 03:33:41 PM
I have the odd one or sometimes even two occasionally.  :lol: