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:
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
Windows hosts file example
localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server 22.214.171.124 x.acme.com # x client host