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How to run flushdns on a Windows PC?

Running flushdns on a PC using the Windows OS

There is no dictan rule when to clear your DNS cache. Well, that’s unless there’s an urgent problem that can only be solved by emptying the cache. Clearing the DNS cache is a quick and easy process. If you are using Windows as your operating system, do the following:

Step 1: Access the Windows command line

Use the [Windows] + [R] key combination to access the Run window. Then enter the command “cmd” to launch the command prompt.

Step 2: Clear the DNS cache with “ipconfig/flushdns”

To now perform flushdns via CMD, use the ipconfig command. To do this, type the following command and confirm with the Enter key:


After successful execution, you receive a message that the DNS resolution cache has been cleared.

Note that after resetting the cache, your very first connection should take a little longer than usual.

Updated on: 25/04/2023

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