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How to Check and Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 11


In this guide, I will be showing you how to Check and Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 11. But you may ask why this process is necessary. Remember that sometimes you may have a limited internet connection and monitoring the usage will help to use the remaining data for the actual purpose and help to display any application that is using more data on your system. Please see how to reset and reinstall Windows 10 from the cloud and how to recover your Windows 10 when you cannot boot to Windows and the advantage of using a 3rd party software for Backup (N2WS by Veeam) over AMI.

It has a built-in network monitor that shows you how much data your application is using. Please note that Windows 11 will always provide you with data for only 30 days. You can also read how to Perform System Monitoring with CheckMK and How the Performance Monitor work in Windows 10. Here is a YouTube video on how to Check and Reset Network Data Usage on your PC.

Check and Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 11

Follow these steps if you want to know how to check and reset network data usage.

Check Network Data Usage in Windows

Open Windows Settings and go to the Network & Internet section. Next, click the Data usage button in the upper-right corner.


3. On the next page you will see the data usage statistics that will show the list of applications that have used your network data for the last 30 days.

4. If you want to check network usage in Windows 11 for another adapter you can just click on the drop-down in the upper-right corner that shows Wi-Fi and select Ethernet.


Please see how to fix CPU at 100% when nothing is running problem on Windows, How to reset and reinstall Windows 10 locally, and How to Perform Self-serve Password Reset using the Windows Login Integration Client – Pleasant Password Reset Server,.

Resetting Network Data Usage

1: Though the data usage gets displayed for 30 days and on the 31st day it will be reset but you can reset your Internet traffic usage data manually by scrolling down to the bottom of the list and clicking on the Reset button.

2: Please note that this reset is per adapter. You will need to select the adapter you want to reset the network data.


How to use Task Manager to Reset Data Usage

You can also use Task Manager to check network usage even though it’s not the best way.

Open the Task Manager, and navigate to the App history. To reset the data usage, click the Delete Usage History link.


How to use Command Prompt to Reset Data Usage

Open the Command Prompt as Administrator. Next, copy the following command and paste it to your command prompt.

net stop DPS & DEL /F /S /Q /A "%windir%\System32\sru\*" & net start DPS​.

Also, see how to Use Prometheus for Monitoring, and how to use the Reliability Monitor in Windows.

I hope you found this blog post on how to Check and Reset Network Data Usage in Windows 11 Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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