How to create a Shortcut to Quickly edit your Hosts file:

Host file is a system file used by the operating system to map host names to IP addresses.

This article will help you to create a Shortcut to quickly edit your Hosts file.

Step 1: Create a shortcut (Right click on desktop ->New->Shortcut).

Hostfile13Step 2: Type notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts in text box, Click on Next.

Hostfile14Step 3: provide name of shortcut (You can provide any name, I am naming it as Hosts Edit) and click on Finish button.

Hostfile15Once if you click on Finish button then a shortcut will be created in your desktop.Change the properties of the shortcut file. To change go to properties of shortcut.

Hostfile16Click on Advanced button.

Hostfile17Select Run as Administrator check box, click on OK.

Hostfile18Click on OK.

Once you’ve done, you can simply edit your hosts file using shortcut.

That’s it.

Enjoy 🙂

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