The system hosts file is the file that is located in the Windows domain’s Windows namespace.
The file is a resource and can be used by other processes.
The Windows hosts file consists of two parts: The resource that contains the file itself and a registry key, which is used to identify the resource in the namespace.
When you run the host file, you’ll see a file named windows-hosts.reg.exe that is created in the registry.
In this file, the resource is named windows.hosts and the registry key is registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindowsHosts.
This file can be viewed by the Windows host manager.
When this file is created, the Windows hosts registry key will be set to the same value as the Windows registry key that you see in the file.
If you don’t want to set the registry entry, you can delete the file and re-create it.
Windows hosts files are located in Windows Explorer, but if you need to access a Windows hosts folder, you should go to Windows Explorer and right-click the WindowsHosts file and click Properties.
If the Properties window opens, you will see a list of the folders in which you can right-Click on the Windows Hosts file to open a properties dialog.
The properties dialog allows you to configure how the file behaves, as well as modify its behavior and registry key.
In the following screenshot, I’ve selected the Advanced tab to turn on the Enable and Change registry settings dialog.
Click OK to confirm.
Next, you must click on the Advanced button to enable and change the registry settings.
The following image shows the registry keys for the windows hosts folder.
Right-click and click the .reg file and select Edit.
Click the Properties button and select the HKEY (HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTA) folder key and click OK.
You can then change the settings.
You should not click the Save button to save your changes.
To delete the Windowshosts file, follow these steps: Right-Click the .hosts folder and select Properties.
In The Properties window, right-clicked the Windows-Hosts folder to open the properties dialog box.
You will see two windows: The Registry Editor pane and the Registry Editor toolbar.
Click on the Registry tab.
Click Edit and then click the Delete button.
The registry settings you created in Step 1 are removed.
In Step 2, you have to change the Registry Key and the HREPCODE key.
These registry keys are used to create and control the Windows hosting file.
Note When you use the registry for configuration, you are not modifying the Windows.host files registry entry.
You are modifying the registry value for the host and registry value that you can change.
To change the Windows .host file registry key and registry entry values, you need an administrative account.
You must have administrative privileges to change registry values in the operating system.
You cannot change registry settings by editing the registry itself, you also cannot change the value in the host registry entry in the same way.
This is because registry keys and registry entries are managed by the operating systems.
To view the registry values that are associated with the hosts file, open the registry hive.
For example, open Start, right click Start and then choose Properties.
Right click the Windows hive and select View HKEY.HKEY.
To find the Windows and host files, right Click the Windows files and select Find.
To select the host files registry key or the Windows guest registry key for a Windows host, rightclick the Hosts and then Properties and then under Hosts, select the Windows key.
To see the Windows guests registry key in the hosts folder: Right click Windows hosts and select properties.
In Properties, click the H key and then the Enter key.
Enter the value for HKEYSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlHosts in the value box.
Click Save and then OK to close the properties window.
Now, open a command prompt and type the following commands to delete the windowshosts registry key: reg delete windows-hive-host-registry-key -s reg delete Windowshost-hq-registrar-hostregistry key -s In the command prompt, type the registry and registry values for the Windows network share.
You don’t have to type the values every time you delete a registry entry because these registry keys can be removed from the registry using the command Get-Item -Recurse | Remove-Item .
If you delete the registry entries for Windows hosts, you might also need to delete any Windows hosts folders.
For more information, see Removing a Windows Host Registry Key.
To remove the WindowsGuest registry key from a Windowshost folder: In the Command Prompt, type reg delete winhosts-hives-host -s The command prompt will show an error message because the registry is still being used. If this