How to modify the Host File In Windows 7 Or Vista?

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How to modify the Host File In Windows 7 Or Vista? I receive the following error in my machine Windows 7;

You don’t have permission to save in this location

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C:Windows System32driversetchOSTS.txt

You don’t have permission to save in this location.

Contact the administrator to obtain permission.

Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead?

What is this error message? Please guide to properly secure.

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How to modify the Host File In Windows 7 Or Vista?

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You are trying to edit host without permission so it is showing error message like this.Host file on windows is securely protected, so it's not possible to edit without changing permission.

First right click on host file then go to advanced setting and change the security setting to your PC account from manufacture.

After changing setting close the file and now try to edit it, it will not show any problem.

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How to modify the Host File In Windows 7 Or Vista?

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Hello,
 
I encountered this very problem on Vista myself. After adding entries to it, I kept trying to save the host file but the system would give me a permission related error. So, what I did was, I copied the host file from its original location C:WindowsSystem32driversetc to Desktop, made all the changes to the copy on Desktop, deleted the original file, and finally dragged the copy from Desktop to the original location.
 
From that point onward, the system would not complain if a change was made to C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts
 
Hope it helps.
 
Best Regards,
Parisi Petrusic

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