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    Mar 31, 2014
    Exclamation Hosts file cannot be found??

    When I went to restore my iPhone through iTunes, I had a Error 3194 code. I followed the instructions on the Apple site that tells me to edit my hosts file. (Link here: When I followed the instructions and opened Sudo in terminal, the box was empty. The top did say I was in File: /private/etc/hosts, but nothing was there at all. Then I tried Go to Folder: /private/etc/hosts and then it says "The folder cannot be found."

    Am I doing something wrong? Did something get deleted?? Might be a stupid question...

    Last edited by tjackman86; 03-31-2014 at 09:33 PM.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Did you enter this command correctly?

    sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

    The reason Apple says to check your hosts file is that if the Apple update server is listed as blocked, putting a # in front of the entry will null it out. (unblock it)

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