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how to access host file in windows 7?

If you want to view your website before updating the name servers for your domain name at your registrar, then you want put an entry for your domain and its IP address temporarily in the hosts file for your computer. For a Windows 7 systems, the host file is located at C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.

  • Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad.

  • Right-click Notepad and select Run as administrator

  • Click Continue on the Windows needs your permission UAC window

  • When Notepad opens, then click File > Open.

  • In the File name field, type C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.

  • Click Open.

  • In last line add <IP> <domain name>

101.102.103.104 yourdomain.com #(you can add a description here)

101.102.103.104 www.yourdomain.com

  • Click File > Save to save your changes.


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