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How To Edit The ‘hosts’ File on Windows 7

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Step 1: Go to “Start Menu” and key in ‘notepad‘ in the ‘search box’.

Step 2: Right-click on ‘Notepad‘ and select ‘Run as administrator‘. Pop up windows will show up and just select ‘Yes’.

 

Step 3: Click on the “File” menu and select “Open“.

 

Step 4: Copy and paste the path URL as below (you may also click to the folder path one by one without copying the path below):

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

 

Step 5: Select ‘All Files (*.*)’.

 

Step 6: Select the ‘hosts‘ file and click on the “Open” button.

 

Step 7: Add the new IP address and your domain name like the example below to test viewing your site on the new server and then save it.

 

Step 8: Browse the website to test it.