Fix Hosts File (v1.0)

Summary: This batch file will make it a bit easier to fix your ‘hosts’ file.

Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 / XP / Vista

Code:

@echo off
cls
echo Fix the Host File
echo By Blake Johnson
echo http://www.blakeanthonyjohnson.com
echo.
echo.
echo Are you blocked from a specific web site?  Find the domain name and
echo if it is in the list, remove it.  Problem should then be solved.
echo. 
pause
echo.
echo Remove Read-only and System attributes from the Hosts file...
attrib -s -r %windir%system32driversetchosts
echo Done.
echo.
echo Open the Hosts file for editing...
notepad %windir%system32driversetchosts
echo Done.
echo.
echo Apply the Read-only and System attributes to the Hosts file...
attrib +s +r %windir%system32driversetchosts
echo Done.
echo.
echo.
echo Assuming you made the changes you intended to make, you should
echo be good to go.
echo.
pause

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