Windows 10: Shortcut to flush DNS Cache

Discus and support Shortcut to flush DNS Cache in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am trying to create a shortcut to flush my DNS cache to avoid having to open the command prompt and enter the ipconfig command each time. I have seen... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MartinWalker6, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Shortcut to flush DNS Cache


    I am trying to create a shortcut to flush my DNS cache to avoid having to open the command prompt and enter the ipconfig command each time. I have seen two methods to supposedly do this. In the first method, I create a batch file with the ipconfig.exe /flushdns command, save it, then create a shortcut to it. In the second method, I simply create a new shortcut with this command as the target. I have tried both methods, but neither method gives me a successful flush of the DNS Resolver Cache message like I get when I run it inside the command prompt window, so I am not sure if either of these methods work. Is there a way I can check these, or does anyone know if either of these or even a different method entirely will work?


    Also, I was told that I need to run cmd as an administrator for the flush to work, but it seems to work properly without running cmd as an administrator. Does anyone know if this is necessary?

    :)
     
    MartinWalker6, Jan 13, 2021
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  2. Callender Win User

    Flush DNS Cache

    New:

    DNS Cache Viewer (DCV)

    The purpose of DCV is to allow you to view what Windows has in it's local DNS Cache, and allow you to flush it if you want.

    Virus Total Report:

    Shortcut to flush DNS Cache [​IMG]

    For me:

    Shortcut to flush DNS Cache [​IMG]

    After flush (without manually disabling or stopping the service)

    Shortcut to flush DNS Cache [​IMG]

    Most of those cached entries are contained in HOSTS file. (27642 after excluding the first 5 lines)

    Shortcut to flush DNS Cache [​IMG]
     
    Callender, Jan 13, 2021
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  3. Callender Win User
    Flush DNS Cache

    Personally I disable the service using Autoruns before rebooting and flushing then re-enable the service.


    Shortcut to flush DNS Cache [​IMG]

    Or else I use Hostsman:



    Shortcut to flush DNS Cache [​IMG]
     
    Callender, Jan 13, 2021
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  4. Shortcut to flush DNS Cache

    Flush DNS Cache

    The other day I tried to flush my DNS cache (no particular reason).
    command run as admin: ipconfig/flushdns
    result: Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
    but with the command ipconfg/displaydns I still see 139 entries
    the service "DNS Client" is running (set to automatic)
    tried several times with the same result.
    my OS is Windows 10 Home Edition version 1909
    has anyone an idea why and how to remedy this?
     
    aliskander, Jan 13, 2021
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