Updating the HOSTS file in Windows 8

File path: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

in the event you need to edit the HOSTS file and are unable (system message) it may be due to the “permissions” preventing you from editing the file.

  • Right click the Hosts file and select > Properties
  • Click the Security tab
  • Highlight your user account in the list
  • Press the Edit button
  • Select (place a check in) Full control
  • Press OK in the various dialogue boxes to confirm the changes.
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