Hosts file not working win 7

Posted on 05.06.2018 by Kary
Db When I save the file and try to ping the host, the browser cannot find it. This might be useful is you have a website under development that exists at domain name that has the same name as an existing website. If you work in web development, proper editing of a hosts file allows you to redirect someone to a different URL.

Hosts file is an operating system file that maps hostnames with IP addresses.

Id suspect some sort of corruption with it, but since it opens properly in Notepad without any odd artifacts showing its hard to tell. Hosts file redirect not working. If all is not lost, where is it. Hosts file stopped working unexpectedly Hi lads. All changes will become active right after saving. The hosts file on Windows computers is used to bind certain name strings to specific IP addresses to override other name resolution methods. I am still digging around for an answer.
You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Com into my browser, it goes directly to. In the meantime I'm trying to just use a host file on my machine but I can't get it to take.