Cannot Edit hosts File in Windows

Author: Zeeshan Arshad     1053     11/04/2015

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Problem: Unable to save "C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts" Error: Access is denied.

Solution: 

1. Click Start ->All Programs -> Accessories.
2. Right-click Notepad, and then click "Run as administrator".
OR - Type "notepad" in start run menu, when notepad appear in the list, Right-click and "Run as administrator".

3. Open the Hosts file (from the notepad you just opened) , now you can make changes and save.

Reason: It's a built-in safety feature. You can also edit this in windows's safemode but above is a easy and quick method.

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