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Author Topic: Host Editor 7 - Hassle free host editing for Win7-XP  (Read 3906 times)
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« on: July 18, 2011, 09:17:34 AM »

15:03:50 - me: anyone knows a host editor app that works under windows 7
15:04:51 - me: fed up trying to first find the hosts file, then not being able to save because I again forgot to run notepad with admin privileges.

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  1. ; HostEditor7 - Host Editor that runs under windows XP to windows 7.
  2. ; Requires AutoHotkey v1.0.92.01+ and Windows XP or higher (untested)
  3. SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
  4. {
  5.   Run *RunAs "%A_ScriptFullPath%"
  6. }
  7. Run, notepad.exe %A_WinDir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 10:41:49 AM »

Thanks!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 05:08:29 AM »

You could also try HostsMan. I have used it a bit.
The Help file is well worth a read. The program is full of handy features - e.g., restore the Hosts file to an earlier version or the system default if you've really mucked things up.

This is from the Readme file:
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HostsMan 3.2.73
© 1997-2010 abelhadigital.com

Website: http://www.abelhadigital.com/
Forum  : http://forum.abelhadigital.com/
Email  : info@abelhadigital.com

Portions of this software are Copyright (c) 1993-2004, Chad Z. Hower (Kudzu)
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Portions of this software are Copyright (c) 2008, Primoz Gabrijelcic

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:
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     Microsoft Windows ME
     Microsoft Windows 2000
     Microsoft Windows XP
     Microsoft Windows Server 2003
     Microsoft Windows Vista
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     Microsoft Windows 7
     Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2


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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 03:21:27 AM »

Nice solution if you want a bit of extra functionality!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 10:51:58 PM »

Nice solution if you want a bit of extra functionality!
@justice: Yes, it's pretty specialised.
I came across it a while back whilst experimenting to see if I could use the hosts file to get the same level of anonymity, targetted ad-zapping, cookie avoidance/spoiling, and reduced bandwidth utilisation as I had been able to get with JunkBuster years ago.
No go though.      Sad
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 05:53:07 PM »

I just keep a shortcut to my hosts file on my Quicklaunch, passing it as a command line parameter to Notepad2. Just have to remember to uncheck/check "Read Only" under the file menu before and after making any changes.
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