Windows beta: Fix it button doesn't!

local-by-flywheel.log (24.9 KB)

I’m on Windows 7. The first beta, a while back, wouldn’t even install. Tonite I thought I’d try again as you may have updated the app. and it looks like you did :slight_smile: This thing actually installed. Got to the bit where a site is created and it halted as it needed admin access to change the hosts file. Clicked the “Fix it” button a few times no luck.

Had a look in the log and found it wanted to put ‘’ in the host file, so I did it manually and now have a working Wordpress installation :slight_smile:

So, any ideas on how to fix it properly as I don’t want to manually edit the host file every time I add a new site?

Glad to hear it’s getting better!

Can please you try the following to help us gather more info on the hosts file issue?

  1. Open Cmd.exe as an Administrator
  2. Enter and run "C:\Users\Clive\AppData\Local\Programs\local-by-flywheel\resources\extraResources\node\node-windows.exe" "C:\Users\Clive\AppData\Local\Programs\local-by-flywheel\resources\app.asar.unpacked\main\provisioning\update-hosts.js"
  3. Paste the output here :smiley:

thx Clay, here’s the result:
Updated hosts file at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

I don’t know if this is relevant but in the past I have been using Mamp and updating both hosts and httpd-vhosts.conf so that I could use instead of localhost to access my development sites.

Hey Clay, it’s been two weeks since I answered, is there any follow-up or did you miss my reply?

Hey Clive,

Sorry for the delay!

I’ve sent you a PM with more instructions.