Mem­o­ry Leak in Win­dows 11

The memory leak is a common issue that came from a long way in the Windows operating system as now it can also occur in their new OS, Windows 11. People who use windows or in the computer field already know about memory leaks. If not, then let me tell you when RAM memory mishandles any process like it can hold resources but is unresponsive while code is running.

It mainly happens when we open multiple programs and processes running in a single allocated memory in RAM. Sometimes it can be fixed automatically when we wait for a process and memory properly allocates it. If not then, we have listed the top working ways to fix the memory leak issues in windows 11.

Also Read- How to FIX Memory Leak Issues in Windows 10

How to Confirm Memory Leak Issue in Windows 11?

We don’t want to waste your precious time as you can easily confirm a memory leak in your computer system before applying these below methods.

  1. Click on the Start button and search for Resource Monitor and open it.Resource Monitor
  2. In the resource monitor window, switch to Memory Tab. In the below, you can see Physical Memory. Is it acquiring more memory than usual? It means it is a memory leak in Windows 11.switch to Memory Tab

Look closely at physical memory and observe if some processes consume more memory than usual and allocate more space to specific processes. On the other hand, maybe you have low RAM, so it can be unresponsive when you open multiple programs at the same time.

Suppose it takes more ram for some specific process, so there is a memory leak in your windows PC. Now is the time to jump on multiple ways to fix this issue. You can apply these one by one and one of the methods should definitely work for you.

Fix 1: Close Windows File Explorer

It is usual for windows users to open multiple file explorer windows. Unfortunately, they forget about it, so when they launch another application, the system will not allocate proper memory to that problem and cause a memory leak in Windows 11.

  1. Right-click on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Select Close all Windows from the pop-up window.Close Windows File Explorer

Fix 2: Make Changes in the File Explorer

If you still face the memory leak issue after closing all file explorer windows so you need to tweak some changes to File Explorer settings. To apply these settings follow below steps:

  1. Click on the Start button and search for File explorer options and press enter.File explorer options
  2. In the File explorer options window, switch to the View tab.
  3. Next, in the Advanced settings panel, find Launch folder windows in a separate process and put a checkmark beside that.Launch folder windows in a separate process
  4. Next, click on Apply > OK.

When you complete the above steps, the File explorer’s RAM consumption will be reduced to an extent and your memory leak issue will be fixed.

Fix 3: Free Up Some RAM Manually

Sometimes, it totally depends upon your memory sometimes, and you can easily resolve it by freeing up RAM by closing some inappropriate programs and fixing the issue. Here, we mention some simple steps to free RAM in windows, or you can use Advanced SystemCare to Free up your RAM in One click.

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc. This will open up the task manager.
  2. In the task manager window, click on the Memory tab and check which application is consuming the most memory.Memory tab in Task Manager
  3. Now, now right-click on that app and click on End task from the drop-down menu.End task in task manager windows 11

After doing this, Windows will instantly close that application and free up some memory.

Fix 4: Close Unnecessary Apps, Programs & Browser Tabs

As we discussed above, when we open multiple programs simultaneously, it can cause instability to our system. which leads to a problem. One of the common problems is a memory leak.

So be ensure that if you have opened multiple browser’s tabs, windows, other background running apps and programs. If yes, then close these inappropriate processes and see if it can free up memory to run programs and fix this issue.

Fix 5: Close Startup Apps / Services 

It is a bit similar to the previous one, but the main difference in this step is you can disable some of the high-impact processes that consume more memory while windows startups. Windows boots can automatically fire a command to run all those enabled apps and services, leading to a memory leak.

To Disable startup apps and services follow these below steps:

  1. Press Windows + I key together to open Settings.
  2. Now go to Apps > Startup. Go through the system impact status and disable the ones you think are not required.Apps > Startupdisable high impact apps from windows 11 settings

Once you disable the apps, you may need to restart your PC. After that check, if there is any memory leak issue.

That’s all we have here about how you can fix memory leak issues in Windows 11. We hope you found this guide helpful. There is no need to worry about memory leak issues. Using our methods one by one will ensure that one of the methods will solve your problem.

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