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How to Flush DNS on Windows?

If you are still having issues accessing the Photobucket site after following the steps provided in the How To Fix (Almost) Everything On Photobucket article, you may need to flush your computer's DNS.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon, then click Run
  2. Type "cmd" on the Open field, then click OK. The Windows Command Prompt Window will appear.
  3. Type ipconfig /flushdns then Enter. The following confirmation displays:

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Right-click on Command Prompt.
  5. Select Run As Administrator.
  6. Type ipconfig /flushdns in the Command window.
  7. Press Enter on your keyboard. A confirmation displays:

Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type cmd.
  4. Click OK. The command window displays.
  5. Type ipconfig /flushdns.
  6. Press Enter on your keyboard.
  7. Type exit, and press Enter.
  8. Reboot your computer.

Mac OS X

  1. Type dscacheutil -flushcache in your terminal to flush the DNS resolver cache (e.g., bash-2.05a$ lookupd -flushcache). After you run the command, your DNS cache (in Mac OS X) flushes.
  2. Reboot your computer.
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