How To Flush DNS Cache in Windows 10

Do you want to flush DNS Cache in Windows 10? Flushing the DNS resolver cache can help you to sort out DNS issues in MS Windows 10. There are several cases in which we should ‘flush DNS resolver cache’. In this article,  you’ll learn how to flush DNS Resolver Cashe:

DNS Resolver Cache

DNS stands for Domain Name System. It encodes website names that is understandable by users into IP addresses which PC can understand. After you visit a website its domain name, your browser will be taken to a DNS server and learn the IP address of that website here.

Flush DNS Cache in Windows

Then, the IP address record will be created within your Windows so you can easily access information quicker after visiting the same website again. However, these records help to make up the DNS cache, which is also called DNS resolver cache.

If you can access a particular website that you have visited before, you probably want to flush the DNS resolver cache to delete the previous records. Here is some situation:

  • The IP address of a specific site modifies. If the previous IP address is still recorded in the DNS cache, your PC perhaps not be able to access the site.
  • The worst results are cached. Due to DNS cache spoofing or poisoning, some worst results might be cached and you can’t visit the site again.
  • DNS cache is broken or corrupted. However,  the page exists on the internet but you can’t access it if DNS cache is broken or corrupted.

Now, come let’s check how to ‘flush DNS resolver cache’.

How To Flush DNS Cache:

Method 1 – Windows Command

If you want to reset the DNS resolver cache, try these steps carefully:

Step 1:

Choose the “Start” button, then input “cmd“.

Step 2:

Right-tap “Command Prompt“, then select “Run as Administrator“.

Step 3:

Input ipconfig /flushdns then hit “Enter“. (make sure there is a space before the slash)

A command box will flash on the display for a few seconds and the DNS Resolver cache is wiped.

Method 2 – Windows PowerShell

Step 1:

Choose the “Start” button, then input “Powershell“.

Step 2:

Choose “Windows PowerShell“.

Step 3:

Input the following instructions, then hit “Enter“:

Clear-DnsClientCache

Note: This guide is for Windows 10/8/ 7/ XP/ 2000/ 2003/ 2008.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Flush DNS Cache”. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Have you found any other method that you think we can’t cover in this article? Comment us below!

Till then! Stay Safe 🥰

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