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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

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    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

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    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.

    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    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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