Please read the following instructions carefully. 


On a Windows computer:


  1. Open "File Explorer," this can also access this in the following ways
    • Select the folder icon on the taskbar 
    • Select the icon on the Start Menu
    • Press the Windows logo key and "E" button on your keyboard
  2. Double click "This PC"
  3. Double click Windows (C:)
  4. Double click System 32
  5. Double click Drivers
  6. Double click etc
  7. Double click the top file that reads "hosts"

You may see the following prompt: "How do you want to open this file"

  1. Double Click on Notepad


You will see the following text: 

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 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


# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.

#    127.0.0.1       localhost

#    ::1             localhost


  1. Highlight all of the text
  2. Right click and copy the highlighted text
  3. Close the file
  4. Click the Windows logo on the bottom left hand of your computer
  5. Type Notepad, but do not open Notepad
  6. Notepad will appear under "Best Match"
  7. Right click on Notepad and select "Run Program as Administrator"
  8. You will be asked the following: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?"
  9. Click Yes


A new untitled NotePad file will open

  1. Paste the copied text into the file
  2. Underneath the last "localhost" text that you see, input the following: 149.4.99.43 www.qc.cuny.edu 

The file should appear as follows: 



# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 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


# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.

#    127.0.0.1       localhost

#    ::1             localhost

149.4.99.43 www.qc.cuny.edu 


  1. Click File
  2. Click Save
  3. Double click Local Disk (C:)
  4. Double click Windows
  5. Double click "This PC
  6. Double click Windows (C:)
  7. Double click System 32
  8. Double click Drivers
  9. Double click etc
  10. Change the "Save as type" to ALL FILES
  11. Double click the top file that reads "hosts"

You will receive a message that reads as follows: "hosts already exists. Do you want to replace it?

  1. Click "Yes" 
  2. Close Notepad


It is recommended that you clear your browsers cookies and cache.

  1. Open your browser (preferably Google Chrome)
  2. At the top right, click More
  3. Click More tools 
  4. Click Clear browsing data
  5. At the top, where is reads "time range" change the time range to "All time"
  6. Check the boxes next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files,"
  7. Click clear data
  8. Close and reopen your browser
  9. Type qc.cuny.edu into the search bar



Please note while accessing the SharePoint server you will not be able to access the new website. You will have to use these instructions to disconnect to make updates.