Local by Flywheel PROBLEMS I can’t get it to work—

When I try to start TEST1 I get: WARNING “Missing hosts entry. This site may be inaccessible.” So then I hit “FIX IT”
So then I hit “FIX IT” and get the Node.js pop up, I hit Yes
Then I get Uh-oh! EPERM error when trying update the hosts file
So then I hit UPDATE AVAILABLE IT TRIES TO LOAD THEN GOES TO ERROR Local was unable to load the environment
Went to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder to view the hosts file
I look at the Properties of the hosts file and wonder if there is a way to change permissions on it for Flywheel to have Full Control (assuming that doesn’t open a big security threat), but I have no clue if this is what I should do or even how to do it.

In case I needed to modify the hosts file but if it would not let me – I didn’t try to either I’d go to:

Hey @boam,
Most likely your hosts file is registered as “Read Only”.

Go to you hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc), right click it, go to “Properties” and uncheck the option “Read only”.
That might solve your problem, I don’t really know why this file would be read-only but unchecking it never showed to cause any trouble. Maybe it is this way so only Windows or Microsoft apps can write on it.