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    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10

    How to Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    07 Aug 2019
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    How to Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10


    Windows 10 includes a feature to let you view the network data usage of the PC from the last 30 days. The data usage is itemized per type of network (ex: Wi-Fi or Ethernet), and by app usage.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, network data usage has now been combined to show on the network status page.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset network data usage stats back to zero as needed in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to reset network data usage.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Reset Specific Network Data Usage Stats in Settings
    • Option Two: To Reset All Network Data Usage Stats using a BAT file
    • Option Three: To Reset All Network Data Usage Stats in Command Prompt
    • Option Four: To Manually Reset All Network Data Usage Stats


    EXAMPLE: Network data usage overview
    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-data_usage_overview.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Reset Specific Network Data Usage Stats in Settings



    This option in Settings is only available starting with Windows 10 build 16199.

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2. Click/tap on Data usage on the left side, and either click/tap on a specific network or View usage per app link on the right side.. (see screenshots below)

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, you will need to click/tap on the Status icon on the left side instead, and click/tap on the Data usage button of the network you want on the right side.

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-reset_network_data_usage-1.jpg Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-network_status_18956.jpg

    3. Select the network (ex: Wi-Fi) that you want to reset data usage for in the Show usage from drop down, and click/tap on the Reset usage stats button. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-reset_data_usage-2.jpg

    4. Click/tap on Reset to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-reset_data_usage-3.jpg

    5. The data usage stats of only the selected network (ex: Wi-Fi) has now been reset. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-reset_data_usage-4.png

    6. If you would like to reset the data usage stats of another network (ex: Ethernet), then you can repeat step 3 above to select to reset it. Otherwise, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Reset All Network Data Usage Stats using a BAT file


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

    Reset_network_data_usage_stats.bat

    Download

    This is the contents of the .bat file for reference.

    Code:
    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. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .bat file.

    4. Run the .bat file.

    5. When prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve the .bat file to run as administrator.

    6. You will now see a command prompt flash and quickly open and close to reset the network data usage stats.






    OPTION THREE

    To Reset All Network Data Usage Stats in Command Prompt


    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the commands below one at a time into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter after each command. (see screenshot below)

    net stop DPS

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

    net start DPS

    3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-reset_network_data_usage_stats_command.png






    OPTION FOUR

    To Manually Reset All Network Data Usage Stats


    1. Perform either action below for how you want to not have any network activity. (see screenshot below)

    A) Temporarily disable all of your active network adapter(s), and close anything that accesses the network (ex: web browsers).

    OR

    B) Start Windows into safe mode without networking.

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-network_connections.png

    2. Open File Explorer, browse to the C:\Windows\System32\sru folder, and open it. (see screenshot below step 3)

    3. Delete all contents inside the sru folder. Be sure to NOT delete the sru folder. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10-reset_data_usage.png

    4. Enable you active network adapter(s) again, or start Windows back into normal mode.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 273
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 x64
       #1

    This is very handy.

    Can this be done in normal mode by temporary disabling some services?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,845
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I'm afraid that I haven't been able to find everything that would be in use to make it work in normal mode.
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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #3

    Working Method ! Completely Reset my Data usage


    It is soo simple and working method. It completely reset my data usage in Windows 10. :)

    thanks ten forums

    Try Option 1 for safe mode.
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  4. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
       #4

    Brink said:
    I'm afraid that I haven't been able to find everything that would be in use to make it work in normal mode.
    Hi Shawn,

    I thing it's related fastboot. When you close/open computer you can not delete this files.
    But when you restart computer you can easily delete in normal mode.

    Edit: Sory I'm wrong. Second attempt I can not delete either
    Strange but sometimes you can delete some times not
    Last edited by Yasak Hayat; 15 Jan 2016 at 01:00.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,845
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yasak Hayat said:
    Hi Shawn,

    I thing it's related fastboot. When you close/open computer you can not delete this files.
    But when you restart computer you can easily delete in normal mode.

    Edit: Sory I'm wrong. Second attempt I can not delete either
    Strange but sometimes you can delete some times not
    Yeah, if networking is active, then you usually won't be able to delete it.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #6

    Perfect, thanks!

    Now, is there any way to reset the statistics for only one application without installing any other apps? For example, I want to track my Chrome a month, IE a week and so on....

    Thanks for response!
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,845
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hello sfckng, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm not aware of a way to reset the network data usage of just one app.

    You can view the network data usage of individual apps though, but it will still only show the total usage of each app from the last 30 days.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #8

    theveterans said:
    This is very handy.

    Can this be done in normal mode by temporary disabling some services?
    yes you can do that.. just disable your network connection from 'device manager" and enable it again after deleting the files

    worked for me like charm!
    thank you all
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  9. Posts : 816
    Windows 10
       #9

    Ops ! I have attempted to do a reset this month and it seems there had been a windows update or so because it worked previously , however after i applied the method the files were never belt back , data usage is now showing 0 kb usage no matter how many times i restarted or enabled/disabled network .
    any body had that too ?
    any work around ?
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