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Windows 7 hosts file location

64-bit operating system

     
6:03 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I was looking for the default version of the Windows 7 64-bit operating system
hosts
file and came across this KB article on the MS support site that answers the question How do I reset the hosts file back to the default? [support.microsoft.com]

The location of the
hosts
file is actually the same for the 64-bit version as it is for 32-bit. The article seems misleading. Anybody know any different?
7:08 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I just checked, I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (clean install), and the hosts file is located in:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

(In C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers I have no etc folder)
12:57 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for confirming marcel. I did submit feedback on the MS KB page there so hopefully they can adjust the documentation.
 

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