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Can't open files in c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

 
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tischda



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: Can't open files in c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc Reply with quote

For instance I'd like to edit the 'hosts' file.

I'm using Akelpad 4.5.6 on Windows 2008 R2 64 bit.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tischda
Use 64-bit version:
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php
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wallywalters



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the process of upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7 (from XP) and am having this exact same problem. Even using the 64-bit version of AkelPad 4.6.4, I can't open the Hosts files or anything else in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc folder. I don't think it's an issue with permissions, as I can still open the Hosts file in Notepad and WordPad. Is there another solution?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wallywalters
What the error message you get? If AkelPad says "Can't open file" then it most probably user permissions or antivirus/firewall rules.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't a permissions issue, becausae I could open it in every text editor but Akelpaad. Finally I uninstalled AkelPad and reinstalled it in Safe Mode, anda now it works fine. Don't know why this worked, just happy it did.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the same issue. I belive this is because 'etc' folder exists only in x64 system32 folder and don't exist in SysWOW64. Since akelpad is 32 bit it can't access this path.

Instead, you should open c:\windows\sysnative\drivers\etc\hosts
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Use 64-bit version:
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php
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