How to edit c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by jbulck, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. jbulck


    Hi all,

    I am running Win7 in a Parallels Desktop 6 on Mac.

    I would like to modify my Windows hosts file.

    When doing this through notepad it says "You don't have permission to save in this location..."

    I am logged on as a regular windows user - not as 'local admin'.

    - How can I edit the file?
    - How can I grant my regular user 'local admin' rights?
    - How can change the Windows user to 'admin' ... this option seems to be missing in my windows install...

    Does anybody recognize the issue?

    Thank you!
  2. Martin Widmann

    Martin Widmann

    This is a windows security feature. You need to run the editor in administrator mode (right click on it and then select "run as administrator").

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