Get Rid Of The “inet_e_resource_not_found” Error In Minutes

You must have detected the error message inet_e_resource_not_found at some time or other while working with your computer or laptop. To be more specific, when you are working over the internet, you will surely be  annoyed by this error message, shutting you off from the connectivity and your work. However, this error might get resolved easily. But sometimes, this error can actually turn really frustrating.

To brief it, this error message is quite commonly seen on the computer screen and prevents the users’ access to the internet/web-pages. Most commonly, it is noted to occur after the installation of the Windows 10 updates. Moreover, Microsoft Edge is the browser most prone to the error. However, Google Chrome and Firefox are not completely immune to it.

From this error you should know that there was a DNS error which was temporary and that the users should go for a refresh of the particular web-page. Even though we have gone through the reports of the users on several internet forums like Reddit. There, we have seen that the users stumble upon this error message while they are opening PDF documents, navigating random websites from IE/Microsoft Edge or any other browser. They have stated that they see an error message:

Hmm… cannot reach this page. Make sure that you’ve got the right address. Details: There was a temporary DNS error. Error Code:  INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND.

This issue occurs as frequently as the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. Therefore, it might get you at the end of your patience. But, don’t lose it right now for we are here.

In this post, we have researched for the steps and made it extremely easy for you if you want to get rid of this annoying error message. So, follow this guide attentively to keep working without a hindrance:

The Fastest Inet_E_Resource_Not_Found Error Fixes:

Here, we lay some really simple and effective methods that you must follow exactly as their order is. As this issue with “inet_e_resource_not_found” occurs due to several, varied reasons, so, all of the methods don’t work in each case. Follow these methods one by one and check which works best for you. So, jump into them now:

Method 1: Changing the Name of the Connections Folder in Windows Registry

The error is mostly likely to occur as you would install the Microsoft Windows Creators Update. So, this is the foremost method that you should go for as it is a method confirmed by Microsoft. To follow the steps look below:

  1. At the very first step, you need to open the Windows Registry Editor. For this, tap the Windows key along with the letter “R” in order to open the Run dialog box. Next, type “regedit” in it followed with the Enter button to go to the Registry Editor.
  2. Next, navigate the path –   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft> Windows > CurrentVersion > Internet Settings > Connections.
  3. After this, right click on the folder named Connections, which is got to be renamed as ConnectionsX. Now, press Enter to save.

Method 2: Disable the Option TCP Fast Open

If the first method didn’t work out in your case, don’t worry. This is because here comes another method, approved by Microsoft right as the 2nd method. To make you acquainted with the TCP Fast, it is a feature of computer networking that enables the users to launch TCP protocols between any two endpoints faster. So, to enable it, take a good look below:

  1. Open your Microsoft Edge first and then type “about:flags” in the address bar. This needs to be followed by the Enter button.
  2. As you visit the about:flags page, seek the option Enable TCP Fast Open. In case you cannot see this option, you need to press CTRL along with the Shift and the “D” keys together. With this, you will get the Diagnostics section.
  3. Now, toggle the option Enable TCP Fast Open Off.
  4. Lastly, restart the browser and go for the same website again.

If this method isn’t much of a help to you, then follow the next section:

Method 3: Opt for the Private Browsing Session

If the error message “inet_e_resource_not_found” is still sticking in there with your system. Then, you can choose to go for a private browsing session. Most often, a private browsing don’t entertain such an error. Therefore, opting it might serve as a temporary getaway. To perform this, you can go through the undermentioned steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner and choose the New InPrivate Window tab there.

Via this method you can easily get yourself a new private window to work on what you were working. But, if this fails, then scroll down to the next method to solve this worrying about the glitch.

Method 4: Alter the Settings of the User Account Control

The User Account Settings or rather, any misconfiguration in it can often lead to the error message inet_e_resource_not_found popping up on your screen. Therefore, the User Account Settings or the UAC should be ideally set to “Never Notify”. This should further be ensured. So, to check this, keep following the steps below:

  1. Press the key with the Windows logo on and the letter “R” simultaneously. This way you will be able to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Here, type “control” and then tap the Enter button or the tab saying OK.
  3. Click on the option User Accounts and in the subsequent window, click User Accounts again.
  4. Next, assure that the option that you will pick is the second one, if we count it from the top.
  5. At last, click on OK to save the changes and then on Yes for the final confirmation.

As you go through this method, you might be working absolutely fine. But, in case the situation differs, then visit the following section and the steps included in it.

Method 5: A Flush of the DNS

On facing the error inet_e_resource_not_found, flushing the DNS is a step which seems to work quite well. Most importantly, you can carry out this step notwithstanding the browser you are using. Hence, to do it, check the steps underneath:

  1. Click on the icon with the magnifying glass in the Taskbar. Next, type the letters “cmd” in the search bar.
  2. Here, as you will find Command Prompt, click it with the right mouse button.
  3. Next, go for the option saying Run as Administrator. If you are asked for the Admin password, you need to type it down here for the authorization.
  4. As you are in the CMD, type the command: ipconfig /flushdns and an Enter following it. Remember to put a space after the ipconfig and before the “/”
  5. In the end, the message Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flush the DNS Resolver Cache.”
  6. Exit from the Command Prompt now.

Method 6: Go for a Fresh Installation of the Browser (Microsoft Edge is just a prototype)

Re-installation of the browser is the thing which you can still rely on if the other methods don’t help you much. This is so because it worked in most cases getting a large number of users worry-free. So, check it down below:

NOTE – If you don’t want the Favorites to be backed up on your browser, then avoid performing the first 4 steps.

  1. Press the Windows key along with the letter “R” to summon the Run window.
  2. Paste the command in bold below, followed by the Enter button once you are in the Run search bar:  %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default
  3. Here you will get a folder and then, other folders in it. However, you will need to seek for the folder named DataStore. Once you find it, right-click on it and choose Copy from the menu which appeared.
  4. Next, you can select any folder you want (choose where it will be convenient for you to search it from later on) like Desktop. As you go for a specific, right-click on it and paste it.
  5. Close down the browser(Microsoft Edge) fully and remember not to leave any windows open.
  6. Go to the Taskbar now and click on File Explorer and then click the View tab. Now, check the box corresponding to Hidden Items by clicking on it.
  7. In this step you need to copy the command: C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\Packages and then paste it in the Quick Access bar of the File Explorer. However, before proceeding with the Enter button, you need to replace “YourUserNameHere” with the username of your computer.
    • After that, you will note a folder  Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. Next, right-click on it and choose Delete from the menu. If something isn’t deleted click to Skip to perform it right.
    • Once you are done doing away with the files, restart your computer. You have to wait till the system boots up fully before you proceed any further.
    • Click on the magnifying glass and open the search bar. Once you open it, type “powershell” in the bar.
    • As you will get the WindowsPowershell opening up on your display, take your mouse cursor and point at it before you right-click on it and ultimately choose Run as Administrator.
    • In the Powershell, type cd C:\ and press the Enter key after it. Then, type cd C:\users\YourUserNameHere (the YourUserNameHere will be the username of your computer) and follow it with an Enter.
    • Here you need to copy and paste the command given below: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
    • At last, press the Enter key and wait till the process completes in entirety.
    • After it gets over, reboot your computer. This will definitely get you past the error inet_e_resource_not_found.

Method 7: You can try by the Netsh Reset Now

This is the way in order to reset the IP settings that you have already got saved on your computer. If you have a static IP, remember that the settings of it will be refreshed here. However, if you need to save the configuration of the IP, then you can take a look below:

  1. Right-click on the icon which has got the Windows logo on and from there, select Windows PowerShell (Admin). Click on the button Yes to confirm.
  2. As you happen to be in the Powershell, paste the command: ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfiguration.txt . You can save the IP configuration that you are having at the present moment.
  3. Here you need to paste the command that goes like: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt and press the Enter button after that.
  4. Next, copy and paste: netsh winsock reset, with the Enter key in the end.
  5. In the final step you need to restart the PC in order to stabilize the settings and then, check whether the issue is gone.

If you were facing problems with the error message inet_e_resource_not_found, then this exhaustive guide will surely prove as a permanent solution for it. Hope you like this article and if you didn’t, do let us know. You can post your thoughts about it and us via the comments section below. We will be meeting again on a fresh topic. So, never panic even with the worst error codes because we are there to help you always, only in wait of your comments.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa