need help adding host file

Posted: 10-09-2008, 09:48 AM

Hay my computer right now doesent have a host file under

c:\windows\system32\drivers\ec

Now from what i understand most computer should have this file but fo
some reason i dont. Can anyone help me or give me a short guide on how
can add this host file

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tyrell444

need help adding host file


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mikeyhsd
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Re: need help adding host file
Posted: 10-09-2008, 01:01 PM
http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/

or

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

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"tyrell444" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message news:51a0dd8b4902291ca652d2e9e11fd49e@nntp-gateway.com...

Hay my computer right now doesent have a host file under

c:\windows\system32\drivers\ect

Now from what i understand most computer should have this file but for
some reason i dont. Can anyone help me or give me a short guide on how i
can add this host file?


--
tyrell444
tyrell444
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Re: need help adding host file
Posted: 10-09-2008, 02:15 PM

I was about to extract the file to it but when i was putting it in my
ect folder it said i already had a host folder but it's not visible.
Witch presents a new question how can i make all my files visible?

Edit:

Also im looking for host.file. Long story short im trying to make a
public server for a game of mine and i needa change some ip adresses in
the file to allow it.


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tyrell444
mikeyhsd
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Re: need help adding host file
Posted: 10-09-2008, 10:56 PM
folder options have check boxes for making files/folders visible.


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"tyrell444" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message news:8e9c2b940856cf2bb5586906618e62c8@nntp-gateway.com...

I was about to extract the file to it but when i was putting it in my
ect folder it said i already had a host folder but it's not visible.
Witch presents a new question how can i make all my files visible?

Edit:

Also im looking for host.file. Long story short im trying to make a
public server for a game of mine and i needa change some ip adresses in
the file to allow it.


--
tyrell444
tyrell444
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Re: need help adding host file
Posted: 10-09-2008, 11:29 PM

Yea i actually found that out a couple seconds ago but it doesent seem
to work.


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tyrell444
Jimmy Brush
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Re: need help adding host file
Posted: 10-10-2008, 12:04 AM

Hello,

Are you trying to find the file in notepad? If so, make sure you have
selected All Files in the dropdown box on the right. Also, you will need to
run notepad with adminstrator rights by right-clicking it and clicking run
as administrator.

If all else fails, this should work:

- click start
- type: cmd
- Right-click cmd.exe when it appears and click run as administrator
- Type the following exactly, and press enter:

notepad %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts


- JB


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>
> Yea i actually found that out a couple seconds ago but it doesent seem
> to work.
>
>
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> tyrell444
Ron
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Re: need help adding host file
Posted: 10-29-2008, 03:25 PM
You are probably working with the defalut "idiot proof" setting to hide
system files from the average idiot (ie average user).

In explorer (Vista):
Tools / Options / View (tab)

in the "Advanced Settings" scroll window, look for an option to "Show hidden
files and folders", turn it ON!

click on the "Apply" button then OK

You should now be able to see the ETC folder and HOSTS file.

PS while you are there, turn off the next option in the list, "Hide
extensions for known file types". It could save you problems with hackers
when you download files that use that trick to hide executable files.



"tyrell444" wrote:
>
> I was about to extract the file to it but when i was putting it in my
> ect folder it said i already had a host folder but it's not visible.
> Witch presents a new question how can i make all my files visible?
>
> Edit:
>
> Also im looking for host.file. Long story short im trying to make a
> public server for a game of mine and i needa change some ip adresses in
> the file to allow it.
>
>
> --
> tyrell444
>
 
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