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How to Clear DNS Cache on Windows, Flush DNS

In this article, we will show how to clear the DNS cache on Microsoft Windows OS.

07 May, 19 by Adrian A 1 min Read

Flush DNS in Windows 10, 8, 7 and clear DNS cache in windows 2019, 2016, 2012

In this article, we will show how to clear the DNS cache on Microsoft Windows OS.

DNS cache keeps the IP addresses of the web servers. If the web server's location changes before updating the DNS cache, the websites which were located on the last web server, won't load. Therefore, you should clear the DNS cache.

Follow these steps to clear the DNS cache:

 

  • Press the Windows Key + R in order to open the run box.
  • Write CMD inside the box and press enter.

How to Clear DNS Cache on Windows, Flush DNS

  • Write the following command in the CMD and press enter.

  ipconfig /flushdns

  • You should receive the following message:

 Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

 How to Clear DNS Cache on Windows, Flush DNS