How to Reset Network Data Usage on Windows 10

How to Reset Network Data Usage on Windows 10: Many Windows users keep an eye on the bandwidth/data consume by them in their current billing cycle because they are on a limited data plan. Now Windows give a simple & easy interface to check Data consume by the user in the last 30 days. These statistics calculate all the data consumed by apps, programs, updates, etc. Now the main problem comes when the user wants to reset the network data usage at the end of the month or at the end of their billing cycle, earlier Windows 10 had a direct button to reset the statistics but after Windows 10 version 1703 there is no direct shortcut to do this.

How to Reset Network Data Usage on Windows 10

How to View Network Data Usage on Windows 10

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Network & Internet.

click on System

2.From the left-hand menu select Data usage.

3.Now in the right window pane, you will see the data consume in the last 30 days.

For detail usage click on View usage details

4.If you want a detail explanation then click on View usage details.

5.This will show you how much data is consumed by each app or programs on your PC.

This will show you how much data is consumed by each app

Now that you have seen how to view network data usage, did you find a reset button anywhere in the settings? Well, the answer is no and that’s why a lot of Windows users are frustrated. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Reset Network Data Usage on Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

How to Reset Network Data Usage on Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: How to Reset Network Data Usage in Settings

Note: This will not work for users who have updated Windows to build 1703.

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Network & Internet.

click on System

2.Click on Data usage and then click on View usage details.

Click on Data usage and then click on View usage details

3.From the drop-down select WiFi or Ethernet according to your usage and click on Reset usage stats.

From the drop-down select WiFi or Ethernet and click on Reset usage stats

4.Click on Reset to confirm and this will reset your data usage for the selected network.

Method 2: How to Reset Network Data Usage Stats using a BAT file

1.Open Notepad and then copy & paste the following into the notepad as it is:

powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop DPS > NUL 2>&1 & DEL /F /S /Q /A "%windir%\System32\sru\*" & net start DPS > NUL 2>&1' -Verb runAs"

2.Click on File then click on Save As.

From Notepad menu click on File then select Save As

3.Then from the Save as type drop-down select All Files.

4.Name the file Reset_data_usage.bat (.bat extension is very important).

Name the file Reset_data_usage.bat and click save

5.Navigate to where you want to save the file preferably desktop and click save.

6.Now every time you want to Reset Network Data Usage Stats just right-click on the Reset_data_usage.bat file and select Run as Administrator.

Right-click on the Reset_data_usage.bat file and select Run as Administrator

Method 3: How to Reset Network Data Usage Stats using Command Prompt

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter after each one:

net stop DPS

DEL /F /S /Q /A “%windir%\System32\sru\*”

net start DPS

Reset Network Data Usage Stats using command prompt

3.This will successfully Reset Network Data Usage Stats.

Method 4: Manually Reset Network Data Usage Stats

1.Boot your PC into Safe mode without networking using any of the listed methods.

2.Once inside safe mode navigate to the following folder:

C:\Windows\System32\sru

3.Delete all the files & folders present in sru folder.

Manually delete content of SRU folder in order to reset network data usage

4.Reboot your PC normally and again check network data usage.

Method 5: How to Reset Network Data Usage Stats using 3rd party software

If you’re comfortable using 3rd party applications or programs then you could easily reset network data usage stats with just a click of a button. It’s a lightweight tool and a freeware which you could easily use without having to install. Just download the Reset Data Usage Tool from here, extract the files and run the executable.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Reset Network Data Usage on Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel to free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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