Windows 10: Task Manager says 287 MB of Memory is being used for Photos (2)

  1.    03 Mar 2018 #1

    Task Manager says 287 MB of Memory is being used for Photos (2)


    Win10 is running, and I am viewing the desktop, doing nothing with photos. Task Manager says Photos (2) is using 287MB of memory. Nothing is listed in the bottom list (File Explorer, Word, IE, etc.) that appears to be associated with photos except possibly Windows Media Player. Is this usage too high?

    Why do I have Photos (2) instead of Photos?

    Thanks, Jim
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  2. Posts : 863
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       03 Mar 2018 #2

    Nothing wrong, that's roughly what Photos App uses, depends a lot on what you are doing, some feature are linked to that. The (2) is just 2 processes running.
    You probably need to attend to Settings > Background apps, basically switch them all off, there is about 40-50, and only switch on what you use. Whilst each one is small the total might be a lot for things you don't actually use.
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  3.    03 Mar 2018 #3

    The (2) means there are two child processes. There is a little arrow on the left that you can expand it should show them.

    The app is running, and if you're not doing anything with photos, you can probably end the task.
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