HOSTS file gone! :o

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  1. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    I decided to back up my HOSTS file to a cd.
    What happened is:
    1) I select my hosts file and click send to--> D:\ (CD drive)
    2) Unfortunately, the CD-R disc was dirty and could not be read by the drive. So I took it out and put in another blank CD-R disc.
    3) I then deleted the temporary files in the cd burning folder, it went to the recycle bin. Was I correct to do this?
    4) Instead of emptying the recycle bin, I used Eraser to erase it. And when I went to check again, my HOSTS file is 0kb! :eek:

    Somehow my problem is exactly the same as the one described at the Eraser forums... http://www.cipherserver.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=6788&sid=2bd71d6b0113fb06ff7541158d622c58

    How am I going to recover my original HOSTS file back? I need help. Seems like a silly mistake of mine. :oops:
     
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  2. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

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    The original file reads like this:

    =====[begin]=====
    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ======[end]======
     
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