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Can't save modifed HOSTS file

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Old 09-27-2007
Merlin
 

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Can't save modifed HOSTS file
I am trying to add a line to the HOSTS file in /Window/System32/drivers/etc
directory (Per HP instructions on a scanner communication problem) and vista
won't let me save the changes (using Notepad). Keeps telling me can't create
the file be sure directory and location are correct. Can anyone tell me what
I am doing wrong?
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Old 09-27-2007
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Re: Can't save modifed HOSTS file
Merlin wrote:
> I am trying to add a line to the HOSTS file in /Window/System32/drivers/etc
> directory (Per HP instructions on a scanner communication problem) and vista
> won't let me save the changes (using Notepad). Keeps telling me can't create
> the file be sure directory and location are correct. Can anyone tell me what
> I am doing wrong?


Run Notepad as Administrator. Find the shortcut for Notepad in your
Programs list, right-click on it and choose "run as Administrator". Now
do File>Open to get the Hosts file. Make your changes and you should be
able to save it now.


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