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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:10 pm 
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I am trying to access Hosts file to add a website to block.
(Open as notepad, insert one line, Save.)

The Run function doesn't have Open as Admin, so I rt clicked Properties.
I tried to unlock Special Permissions.
I tried adding "special permissions" as an object - but the simple thing (my logic) isn't working.
Is this akin to a Take Ownership exercise that I did years ago - and don't remember?

This isn't a rush. I can't connect to outlook.com, so I cannot send or receive personal emails, anyway.

Thank you.


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:29 pm 
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Don't use the Run command, go to the shortcut for Notepad or type Notepad in the Search box and right click on the Notepad.exe shortcut, selecting Run as Administrator.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923947

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:03 pm 
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That's right. Open Notepad then File > Open and in the file name paste this: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and press the Open button.

Now, what does Outlook.com have to do with this?

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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:55 pm 
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Thank you both.

(I get response notifications in outlook.com and I might not get around to seeing this for a while. Otherwise, nothing, Manny.)


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