Ever since the invention of User Access Control (UAC) it has been a pain in the neck to edit the Windows hosts file. This is because with UAC enabled you can’t save changes to the hosts file without administrator privileges.
Even with UAC disabled it’s a little annoying hunting for the file each time at:
To make things easier I have created a free tool called Hosts Editor that makes editing the hosts file a breeze. The screenshot below shows the Hosts Editor in action:
I hope this tool is as useful for you as it has been for me.
- 20 Nov 2015 – Changed from ClickOnce to portable (Now a single .EXE).