Windows 10 Hosts File Location

Windows 10 Hosts File Location

 

What is Hosts file in Windows 10

 

The Windows (Linux) file hosts is an operating system file that maps hostnames to IP addresses. It is a plain text file. The hosts file remains an alternative name resolution mechanism.

 

 

Host file location Windows 10

 

Windows 10 host file located in folder:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Host file location Windows 10

 

 

How to edit hosts file in Windows 10

 

If you need edit the hosts file file you mus have administrative privileges.

To edit (modify) hosts file:

  • Click Windows button
  • And type notepad in search bar
  • Make right mouse click on Notepad and then chose Run as Administrator in menu
  • You will asked: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?
  • Press Yes
  • Then in notepad File -> Open and navigate C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

edit hosts file in windows 10

 

 

Windows hosts file example

 

localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

 

 

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