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By pawanmo ·
Can any body tell me which is the file which contains ip address and there host name and used while accessing internet using Internet Explorer ?

I have once accessed that file, to correct the problem of opening other site than what I was trying to open , as guided by 'Google.com'.

The problm was that , when I type 'www.google.com' in address bar of Internet Explorer(IE), the URL was atomaticaly changing to
'www.www.google.com.com' and opening totaly diffrent site. So when I opened that specific file on my computer as directed by 'google' I found that diffrent IP was assigned to 'Google' there. And so was the site opening instead of 'Google'. Same was happing with other sites like "Yahoo", "Rediff".

Now same problem has arrived again and I am unable to find that file. So can any body guide me ?

Pawankumar.

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by Mohitt In reply to Windows Internet explorer ...

I don't remeber exactly, but try out the lmhosts.sam file in winnt\system32\drivers\etc folder.maybe that can help.

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by paulnorris123 In reply to Windows Internet explorer ...

just an idea, check the address in the General setting in Internet Options in IE. It may www.www at the start

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by capris In reply to Windows Internet explorer ...

Search for the file hosts in you system, you will be able to locate a couple of host files ( lmhosts, lmsam host files etc.). You will find a Hosts file with no extension and just Hosts as the name. Just rename this file (to something like hosts.old). Then re boot the system.

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