Organized Windows users keep a close eye on their bandwidth consumption and data usage. This is extremely helpful for users that are hindered by a limited data consumption plan.
By default, Windows lets you view all your network data usage on your PC for the last 30 days. This data usage monitor calculates the total data consumption by all apps, programs, and updates. The data is then showed in a split-view, based on the type or network you used – Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
Although earlier versions of Windows 10 had a direct way to clear network data usage straight from Settings, Windows 10 v 1703 has removed this shortcut for resetting data usage.
Regardless of your Windows 10 build, you will be able to reset you network data usage by following one of the guides below. Go through them in order until you find a guide that works for your OS. Keep in mind that you’ll need administrator privileges for any of the following guides to work.
Method 1: Resetting Usage Stats in Settings
This guide will only work for users that have Windows 10 build 16199 or above.
- Go to Settings and tap on Network & Internet icon
- Click on Data usage to expand the tap, then select View usage details.
- Select the source of usage you want to reset, click on Reset usage stats and confirm your selection.
Note: If you want to reset the usage stats completely, repeat step 3 with the other usage source.
Method 2: Resetting network data usage via Command Prompt
- Search for cmd inside the search bar, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- Paste the following commands inside the elevated command prompt:
net stop DPS
DEL /F /S /Q /A “%windir%\System32\sru\*”
net start DPS
Method 3: Manually delete contents of sru folder
- Hold Shift while clicking Restart to reboot Windows in Safe Mode.
- One in Safe Mode, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\sru
- Once you’re there, delete all the contents in the SRU folder.
- Restart your PC in normal mode. Your network data usage will be reset.