Windows 11 will require slightly less RAM after the 22H2 “Sun Valley” autumn update. That is the reason.
The autumn update 22H2 “Sun Valley” for Windows 11 brings tabs for the file explorer as an exciting innovation. This should make the File Explorer clearer and faster to use. Now the IT news magazine Windowslatest reports that this tabs feature is supposed to reduce the working memory requirements of the file explorer in practice. This can only be good for the performance of the Windows 11 computer.
Tabs use less memory than windows
The reason for the lower memory requirement: If the File Explorer opens only one tab within the File Explorer window, this occupies less memory than if the user were to open another File Explorer window. In fact, opening another tab should only use very little memory. Only a few megabytes, maybe even just a single megabyte per tab, would then be additionally occupied by the file explorer process, as Windowslatest claims to have found out in tests with the beta version.
In particular, users who have always worked with multiple File Explorer windows should benefit from the introduction of the File Explorer tabs: You no longer have to open multiple windows for the File Explorer, which takes up a relatively large amount of storage space. but only a single file explorer window.
Insiders are currently testing the new File Explorer with tabs and the new navigation bar in the Beta Channel and Dev Channel. With the release of the Windows 11 Version 22H2 autumn update, all Windows 11 users will be able to enjoy this improvement. As soon as Microsoft makes the update available for the respective computers.
Read more about the upcoming improvements in File Explorer here: Windows 11 – File Explorer gets important improvements
Windows 11: File Explorer with tabs for more and more users