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Excel 2013 - One file open, two processes running

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#1 pbody71


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:22 PM

In the past couple of weeks, I've been having some major memory issues.  I just checked task manager to see what is bogging my system down, and I'm puzzled to see 2 processes running for Excel as I only have one Excel file open.
I had just restarted and only opened one Excel file so far.
Can someone confirm if this is normal?



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#2 MoxieMomma


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:41 PM



This is on a Win10/64-bit desktop PC running 32-bit MS Office 2016 Pro Plus:


1 file = 1 instance of Excel in Windows Task Manager


Having said that, if you run an internet search of "Prevent multiple instances of Excel 2013", you will probably find a few helpful links (most reports seem to date back to earlier versions of Excel...)


I hope this helps a bit,



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