Computer tip: Disappearing network connection adapters

Once in a blue moon you may get a weird issue such as this one.

You have an exclamation flag over your network connection – yet you do have Internet connectivity.

Upon investigating, you see that you have no network adapters listed.

Seems the cache of network adapters get corrupt. Somehow.

To fix the problem, open the registry editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network

In right-side pane, look for the binary key Config. Select it and delete it. Do not delete any other key.

When you open Network Connections folder or restart your system, Windows will automatically re-creates the Config key. The configuration cache was cleared by deleting the key.

You should now see your network adapters in Network Connections.

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