How to clear local DNS cache

 

Windows OS

Below you can find instructions on how to clear local DNS cache on different versions of Windows OS.

 

1. Click on the Start button .

2. Choose All Programs and click Accessories. Then click on Command Prompt:



3. In the Command Prompt window type in ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter:



4. You will see the following confirmation message: Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.


 

1. Click on the Start button .

2. Click All Programs > Accessories > right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator:



3. In the Command Prompt window type in ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter:



4. Once done, you will see the following message: Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.


 


The Flush DNS command on Windows 8/10 is the same as on Windows 7 and Vista, the difference is only in how to open the command prompt.

1. Press the Start button > Applications > type Command prompt in the search bar:



2. In the Command Prompt window type in ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter:



3. After the cache is cleared, you will get the following message: Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Published on: 4/12/19, 11:31 PM