How to Download and Fix datusage.dll?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing datusage.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent datusage.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

datusage.dll file Network Data Usage Helper. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of datusage.dll related errors on your device. You can also download datusage.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename datusage.dll
File extension DLL
Description Network Data Usage Helper
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to datusage.dll file. datusage.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to datusage.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • datusage.dll is corrupted
  • datusage.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - datusage.dll
  • datusage.dll file error
  • datusage.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register datusage.dll file:
  • datusage.dll file could not be loaded
  • datusage.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because datusage.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to datusage.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing datusage.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

datusage.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with datusage.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to datusage.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of datusage.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to datusage.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the datusage.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the datusage.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the datusage.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace datusage.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace datusage.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded datusage.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of datusage.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your datusage.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename datusage.dll
System Windows 10
File size 29184 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 c9d7ff83cb2c361c8412a5a24d5e38ee
SHA1 aee99bc72f6c254b4bc435b0f4337d97f1866c6a
SHA256 816271746cfd3bf027df8d7ebcba9ca7aad4fa7ca35596c652e7679dcffeec86
CRC32 e6075b6d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename datusage.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 29184 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a1f0deade6f9c6e36e0c11d38975c92d
SHA1 2eae3823b1f4ba01a45ed4f49923bb8f66905e85
SHA256 642aac30ab2d0b81ee0567a1be3aeb31b72ec259ab23e216eba24fc009c57fdb
CRC32 281d04f4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename datusage.dll
System Windows 8
File size 28160 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9b87b6e726fa3c05bf545c9e8eb493a6
SHA1 3ac05f01b5b47f5bf89615b951819e04f08bb1e4
SHA256 0d3f00faa376cb5adeae40540e0a02fbce48a000b265b4d8d8271372c1abb635
CRC32 473acf93
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\