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Unable to change hosts file

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Placid Liver, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. Placid Liver

    Placid Liver Thread Starter

    Nov 1, 2007
    On XP sp3 system. I've logged in as admin and checked file permissions - read-only is unticked, however I cannot save changes to the file, or delete it. Error on attempting to save is: hosts file cannot be created
    I tried disabling MSE real-time, didn't help. How do I save a change to this file?
  2. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    You got something locking you out.

    If you just want to be able to edit hosts file and have more control then a hosts file manager will help out a lot.


    Your see HostsMan and HostsXpert on the page.

    You will still need Admin rights but your be able to edit the hosts file.
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