# How to free up a port on windows ?

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How to get rid of error  listen EADDRINUSE: address already in use 127.0.0.1: on windows

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WinMaster (anonymous) 0 Comments

Run the below command on windows to find the PID of the process that’s running on the port you want to free using the below command:-

netstat -ano | Findstr <portNo>

where portNo is the port which you want to free.

The above command will give an output like:-

TCP    127.0.0.1:3000         0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING       14140

The last column is the PID in the above example

Run the below command in windows command prompt to free the process there.

taskkill -f /PID 14140

Replace 14140 with the actual PID that you see !!

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