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    Flash M0nkey
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    changing host (i think?)

    ok i can't remember the name of file in windows which stores the addy for websites you specify - there was a prob with NFG had had some of the entries in it changed and was making google.com point at something else but can't remember name of file/post to search....anyone help?

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    You mean the hosts file?!
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    that sounds about right - weres it located??

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    Windows or *nix?

    Windows NT/2000/XP: should be, IIRC, under <winnt>/system32/drivers/etc/

    *nix: usually /etc directory
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    MsMittens is correct. Once you open the file scroll down and delete all lines with google in them. Because, you may have google.uk, google.ru, google.net and so on so you simply delete the line and save the page.



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    Flash M0nkey
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    heh i dont actually have any probs with mine i just want to add some entries myself
    thanks guys i couldn't remember its name/location and was buggin me

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    ohh but where is it/whats the filename on 98se?? does it still exsist?

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    in win9x, it is located in

    c:\windows\hosts
    c:\windows\lmhosts

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    I was wrong about the other info.. see msmittens post below.

    Thanks for correcting me!
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    lmhosts is for Netbios to IP addressing (used with WINS server)

    hosts is for DNS to IP addressing (used with DNS server)

    They are not the same. If this is for DNS (Internet addresses), then use hosts. If it's for NetBIOS (lan), use lmhosts.
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    Flash M0nkey
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    thanks guys - appriciated
    soz MsMittens need to spread them round before can give you again so think was leaving you out
    yu'll just have to accept my thanks here

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