monitoring network data

Monitoring your Network Data Usage in Windows 10


Hello guys! In this article, we are going to show you how to monitor data usage in Windows 10. Also, we will show you how to reset those numbers back to zero.

So let’s start. Go to Start button and click on Settings. Once the settings panel is open, go to Network & Internet.

Network internet windows 10

Here we have an overview of data usage, so if you want to look more in-depth, you can click button and it will show you some details.

Network internet overview

In this list, you can see all the items that have been using your network data. In our case, we can see the apps like Microsoft Edge, FoxitReader and OneDrive. So, this is how you can monitor your data usage. You need to know, that you can monitor network data usage only from last 30 days.

Network usage windows 10

If you want to reset these figures, just close this window and go to the search area. Type msconfig and open up the System Configuration. Once you got this, go to the Boot section. We are going to safe boot, because you cannot delete the data without being in safe mode.

system configuration boot windows10

After that just restart the system. This should take straight into a safe mode.

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Right click on Start menu and go to the File Explorer. Then we are going to go to C: Drive -> Windows -> System32 -> sru. What we need to do here is just delete everything inside.

sru windows 10

Once you have deleted all the content in that folder, reboot the system again. But before that you should go to msconfig and take off the safe boot mode. Apply changes and now restart the system.

Now go back to Network & Internet and you will see that all the data is now being reset.

network internet windows 10

There are many other ways of monitoring your network, but if we are talking about Windows, it is the easiest way. Of course, it is a bit of a nightmare to reset the data, but that is how it works. If you have any questions, you are free to leave them in the comments section below.


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