How to Fix INET_E_Resource_NOT_Found Error in Windows 10/11

Like many other errors that we come across while working online and on our computer systems, another one is the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error in Microsoft Edge, Windows 10 and Internet Explorer. This error usually stops the user from reaching the internet pages online. It occurs mostly after installing the windows 10 update. This page is all about how to fix INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error in Windows 10/11.

The Microsoft edge users encounter such a message often whereas the users of Firefox or Google Chrome run into it as well. The information that such an error portrays is that there was a temporary DNS error and the user needs to refresh the page. Thought this may not be the solution to their problem.


What is INET_E_Resource_NOT_Found Error in Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge?

A thousand users of various forums (like Reddit) and internet sites often complain that they run into such an error. For example, whenever they are trying to open PDF documents, reaching sites through Microsoft edge or IE, or even browsing, in general, they complain regarding seeing an error that shows the following 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.

Such errors that occur in Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge make the user feel annoyed as he is not able to connect to his or her favourite website anymore. This problem occurs as frequently as the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.

It must be kept in mind as well that in some particular cases the error appears and goes away on its own, but if you are running short of time or the failure keeps on bothering you, then you can try some methods to prevent it. Some of the plans have been listed below.

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How to Solve INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND Error in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer 11

There are many ways in you can solve the INET E RESOURCE NOT FOUND error. Some have been listed below:

INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND – Disabling the TCP fast option

How to Fix INET_E_Resource_NOT_Found Error Manually Solved

The Microsoft experts recommend following this method as the provided technique is quick to solve the problem within minutes. The TCP fast open a computer networking feature. It allows launching the TCP protocols between the two endpoints very fast. For this, you need to follow the steps:

  • In the first step, you need to start the Microsoft Edge browser
  • Then type in about: flags in the address bar
  • Then hit the enter button
  • Once opened you need to look for the option known as the Enable TCP fast open
  • You need to press CTRL + SHIFT + D if you are unable to see the option
  • This opens up the hidden diagnostic section
  • Now you need to set the Enable TCP fast option to ALWAYS OFF
  • Then restart the browser and connect again to your website.

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Renaming the Connection Folder in Windows Registry (Working)

How to Fix INET_E_Resource_NOT_Found in Internet Explorer

You can also rename the connection folder in the windows registry to overcome such an error. This method was suggested by one of the visitors known as Mike M. it is also an accepted method by Microsoft. As we know that the error usually occurs after installing the Microsoft Creators Update yet can be solved easily. For this, you need to first login into the administrator’s account and then follow the steps below:

  • In the first step, you need to open the windows registry
  • Then press the Windows Key + R
  • Then type Regedit into the Run prompt
  • Now click on the OK button
  • You need to expand the following folders in the given order – – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Internet Settings > Connections.
  • Now you need to click right on the connections folder
  • Rename it to ConnectionsX
  • Soon hit the enter button to save. 

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Modifying User Account Control Settings

For the Microsoft edge to work smoothly, the user account control settings that are the UAC settings need to be set in a particular way. For this, you need to see whether UAC is not set to “Never Notify” as this might be the problem of the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error. For this, you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step you need to open the Run window for this you need to press down the Windows key + R altogether.
  • Over here you need to type control and then hit the enter button
  • Now click on the user accounts
  • Later in the next window, you need to click on the user account again.
  • Now you need to sure that is the option you are about to select is the second one if you are counting from the top
  • Click on the OK button to save
  • Then hit the yes button to confirm.

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Try using Private Browsing Sessions 

FIX INET_E_Resource_NOT_Found_Microsoft_Edge

Another way to overcome the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND Edge error is by launching a private browsing session. This method can be used temporarily to solve the problem for you to access certain websites quickly. For this, you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step, you need to open the Microsoft Edge
  • Then click on the three dots that are present in the right corner of the screen
  • Now choose the New InPrivate Window option.

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Uninstall and Reinstall Microsoft Edge

To uninstall and reinstall the Microsoft edge, you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step, you need to create a backup folder of your favorites. For this, you need to open the Run window.
  • In the Run windows you need to paste the following line:


  • Then hit the enter button
  • As a result, some folders shall open. You need to find the one that says Datastore
  • Click right on the Data Store folder and select Copy from the menu
  • now navigate to any folder that you want, then click right on your mouse and paste it
  • Close the Microsoft Edge and do not leave any ME windows open
  • Now you need to click on the File Explorer there in the taskbar and click on the view tab
  • Here you need to give a tick to the checkbox of the hidden items, by clicking on it
  • You now need to copy the following line:
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– C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\Packages 

Paste this into the file explorer’s quick access bar, but before you click on the enter button, you need to replace the yourusernamehere part with your computer’s username.

  • In here you need to locate a folder by the name of MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. Click right on it and then select delete from the menu. You need to confirm your choice by hitting on yes. However, if the system refuses to delete some of the files don’t worry, click skip a few times.
  • Restart your computer system as the files get deleted. You need to wait for it to boost before going to the next step fully
  • Now open search and type power shell. Once it appears, you need to hover your mouse over it, click right and then select run as administrator
  • As the power shell launches, you need to type in cd C:\ and hit the enter button.
  • Then type cd C:\users\yourUserNameHere and click on the enter button
  • Now you need to paste the following lines in the power shell window.

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Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

  • Click on enter and wait for the process to complete.
  • Once completed you need to restart your computer system. Your error would be gone till now.

Flushing your DNS also Fixes it


Another accepted method in which you can get rid of the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND- error is by flushing the DNS. For this, you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step, you need to press on the magnifying glass there in the taskbar.
  • Then type cmd in the search bar
  • In the results, you need to find the Command Prompt, click right on it
  • Now choose run as administrator. You can enter admins’ passwords if asked for.
  • In the cmd, you need to type ipconfig /flushdns and hit the enter button. Keep in mind that there is a space before the forward-slash (/)
  • Now you would see that “Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.” Now you can close the command prompt.

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Is your INET_E_Resource_Not_Found Error Fixed now?

In this guide, we have highlighted for you different methods in which the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error can be solved. Pick the way that best suits you. The techniques shared above should help you fix INET_E_Resource_NOT_FOUND in Internet Explorer and Edge.

Shaheer is the founder of SecuredYou. He is a cybersecurity freak and loves anything related to Computers and Technology. Apart from being a tech geek, he loves listening to music and going to the gym.


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