Hosts: always Access Denied or asking for Admin permissions

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by DudeOnFire, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. DudeOnFire

    DudeOnFire New Member

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    So I've been trying to modify my hosts file for a while now. On and off because I was fed up with searching and trying different things then always ending up failing.
    So that is why I am posting on this forum, asking for help from you guys.

    So far I have tried:

    • Unchecking Read-Only for the file and the 'etc' folder

    • Opening Notepad as administrator

    • Taking ownership

    • Activating the 'Hidden Admin Account'

    • Made sure I had all the right permissions for the file (right click 'hosts', properties, security, etc.)

    I might or might not have forgotten something. Also, there is only one account on my laptop and it is me. And I am the admin.

    Thank your for reading.
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I use Hosts Toggle HostsToggle In properties I checked run in XP mode and Run as Administrator before starting it. I've used it for years in XP. About a simple as you can get You can edit,load or toggle the Hosts file on and off. No permissions to mess with. I also use this Hosts file Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
    Joe
     
  3. DudeOnFire

    DudeOnFire New Member

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    Thanks for the reply, I will try that out. Hopefully it will work as well in 7 as it does in XP. I have tried HostsMan but that didn't work so hopefully this will.
     

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