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How To Correctly Take Ownership & Edit the Host File In Windows 10

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<<< How To Correctly Take Ownership & Edit The Host File In Windows 10 >>>


'Install Take Ownership' Download >>>



Contents of the registry file in located below, if should choose to manually create a registry file.. if u want to go the manual read below >>>

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"


  1. Open Notepad.exe
  2. Copy the registry content instructions above into the new Notepad.exe file
  3. Click on File
  4. Click on Save As
  5. Name the file 'Install Take Ownership.reg'
  6. Right click on the newly created registry file and click Merge
  7. Then click Yes and Okay
  8. Now simply right click on any file, folder or drive and choose to 'Take Ownership'



How To Edit the Host File >>>

  1. Location of the Host file using Windows 10 >>>
  2. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  3. Right click on the Host File 
  4. Choose Take Ownership
  5. Now go to the bottom left hand corner of the Windows Desktop 
  6. Click on the Start box
  7. Locate and Open Notepad.exe
  8. In Notepad.exe go to the upper left hand corner and choose File
  9. Click Open (NOT NEW)
  10. Navigate to the Host file location below >>>
  11. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  12. Left click on the now found Host file
  13. Review the Image below on how & where to now add your new addresses to be blocked
  14. Click on File
  15. Click on Save
  16. You have now successfully edited/modified your Host File correctly. Now from then on, follow these instructions whenever you need to edit the Host File.




<<< Hosts File Editor+ v1.5.9 >>>




Hosts File Editor






Hosts File Editor+ is available as a free download from our software library. The hosts file is a list of computer names and their associated IP addresses. Hosts files are used by Microsoft Windows and other network operating systems as an optional means to redirect TCP/IP traffic in special circumstances. These files are not required to use ordinary network and Internet applications. The hosts file is designed to be edited by a computer administrator, knowledgeable user or automated script program.

Features of Hosts File Editor:


  • Add new host ( IP Address and Hostname )
  • Delete host
  • Save changes
  • Change Read-only status (hosts file)
  • Backup hosts file
  • Restore hosts file from a backup
  • Create new hosts file ( If the hosts file does not exist – C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ )
  • Import file (.txt)
  • Export hosts file
  • Add blank row
  • Add comment (#)
  • Properties (hosts file)
  • Search items
  • Replace IP ( —> ; —> and custom )
  • Edit selected comment (#) – (to enable double-click on the item …)
  • Delete duplicates items
  • Comment selected
  • Delete blank rows
  • Delete comment lines
  • Enabled / Disabled hosts file
  • Enabled / Disabled DNS Client Service
  • Block popular websites ( Facebook, Youtube, Twitter…)
  • Block Microsoft, Telemetry, Adobe…
  • Reset the hosts file back to the default (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012)
  • Download and install update list (.txt)
  • Update hosts file ( install update and uninstall update)






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