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I am running Win7 in a Parallels Desktop 6 on Mac.

I would like to modify my Windows hosts file.

When doing this through notepad it says "You don't have permission to save in this location..."

I am logged on as a regular windows user - not as 'local admin'.

  • How can I edit the file?
  • How can I grant my regular user 'local admin' rights?
  • How can change the Windows user to 'admin' ... this option seems to be missing in my windows install...

Does anybody recognize the issue?

Thank you! J.

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The easiest thing to do is to open Parallels in windowed view, so you see a Windows desktop. Open notepad, then hold CTRL+SHIFT and click on the application icon in your task bar. It should open a new window of notepad with admin access that can edit lmhosts.

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Great, that did the trick! Thx. J. – Jan Jan 12 '11 at 22:47

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