Support #5844


edit Host Files on Windows 10 problems

Added by Marilyn Weber about 6 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

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Boone -

Matt and Stephen suggested that I write to you so that there I can can join in if any additional testing needed. In trying to follow the linked instructions ( , I can only get to the stage where I navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\. Once there, Notepad does not come up as a selection. I have 7-Zip and CRC SHA as options - see attached.

Is there another way to edit Host Files on Windows 10? Am I missing something in the instructions?

Thanks! I miss cdev already.


IMG_1089.JPG (3.12 MB) IMG_1089.JPG Marilyn Weber, 2016-07-26 01:49 PM
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Updated by Boone Gorges about 6 years ago

Hi Marilyn - I'm afraid I don't have a Windows 10 machine for testing at the moment. But it appears that there's a number of more detailed tutorials on how to make the change around the internet. See eg and

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Updated by Raymond Hoh about 6 years ago

Double-click on the HOSTS file and Windows should ask you what program to open the HOSTS file in.

The dialog window should look like this:

Click on "Notepad" in this window (or whatever text editor you prefer) and the HOSTS file should open up, allowing you to edit it. Windows might complain about allowing access to save the HOSTS file. If it does, just allow it.

Boone linked to some other articles that are probably better than my haphazard walkthrough :)

Actions #3

Updated by Marilyn Weber about 6 years ago

Thanks, both. I am now able to see the Environment: LW1A. Dragging to the desktop and back worked.

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Updated by Boone Gorges about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
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Great - thanks, Marilyn!


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