Find out how much data you're using online with this Windows trick


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  • Saturday, 03 Nov 2018

Windows keeps track of the amount of data moving through the computer's network interfaces – in other words, how much you've been downloading and uploading. — dpa

Windows keeps track of the amount of data moving through the computer's network interfaces – in other words, how much you've been downloading and uploading. Anyone who wants to know more about the data flow during a regular session or during the course of a day may want to take a look at the statistics.

To do this, head to the search bar and call up the command prompt by typing in "cmd". In the new window, enter "netstat -e" (without the quotation marks). This will give you the number of bytes received and sent.

In general, the figures are likely to be in the seven-digit (or single-digit megabyte) to 10-digit (single-digit gigabyte) range. If you're struggling with the conversion, try an online search for "byte into megabyte conversion" to get help from a conversion tool.

Keep in mind, however, that Windows will only monitor the data flow until the computer is rebooted. This will prompt the operating system to reset the counter. – dpa
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