HOSTS file gone! :o

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by nadirah, Sep 30, 2006.

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  1. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    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...

    How am I going to recover my original HOSTS file back? I need help. Seems like a silly mistake of mine. :oops:
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2006
  2. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    The original file reads like this:

    # 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:
    # # source server
    # # x client host localhost
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