How to Flush and Reset the DNS Cache in Windows 10

Flushing the DNS resolver cache can help resolve DNS related problems in Microsoft Windows 10. Issues would include web site not found errors or not being able to view certain web pages that have changed.


Option 1 – Windows Command
To reset the DNS resolver cache, perform the following steps:

Select the “Start” button, then type “cmd“.
Right-click “Command Prompt“, then choose “Run as Administrator“.
Type ipconfig /flushdns then press “Enter“. (be sure there is a space before the slash)

A command box will flash on the screen for a split second and the DNS Resolver cache is cleared.

Option 2 – Windows PowerShell
Select the “Start” button, then type “powershell“.
Select “Windows PowerShell“.
Type the following command, then press “Enter“:
Clear-DnsClientCache
This article applies to Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, 2000, 2003 and 2008.

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