How to Open Resource Monitor in Windows 11

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The article outlines various methods to open the Resource Manager app in Windows 11, which offers real-time information on a device’s CPU, memory, disk, and network resources. These ways include using the Start menu, the Run app box, the Task Manager, the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell, and the Windows Tools folder.

This article explains how to open the Resource Manager app in Windows 11.

The Resource Monitor utility in Windows lets users view detailed real-time information about the device’s CPUMemoryDisk, and Network resources. It was introduced in Windows Vista and has been included with Windows since.

The Resource Monitor also provides performance and resource usage by the operating system, services, and running apps.

There are multiple ways to open and use the Resource Monitor utility, and the steps below will show you a few.

Open the Resource Monitor using the Start menu

The quickest way to open the Resource Monitor in Windows is to use the Start menu search box.

To do that, click the Start menu button, then use the search box and type Resource Monitor or resmon. Then, under Best match, click to open the Resource Monitor app.

Open resource monitor from start menu

That should open the Resource Monitor app.

Open the Resource Monitor app using the Run app box

Another way to open and use the Resource Monitor app is to use the Run application box.

To do that, press the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R. Then, in the text field, type the command below to open the Resource Monitor.

resmon
open resource monitor from run box

Open the Resource Monitor utility using the Task Manager app

Yet another way to open the Resource Monitor utility is to use the Task Manager app. To do that, first, open the Task Manager app.

Then select the Performance page on the left menu. Next, select the ellipse (three dots) option at the top right corner, and choose Resource Monitor on the drop-down menu.

open resource monitor from task manager

Open Resource Monitor from the command line

Users can also use the Windows Terminal app and select the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell tab.

Then run the commands below to open the Resource Monitor utility.

resmon

Open the Resource Monitor using Windows Tools

Still not satisfied? Users can open the Resource Monitor utility from the Windows Tools folder.

open resource monitor from windows tools

That should do it!

There might still be more ways to open the Resource Monitor in Windows 11, but the few above might get you started.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to open the Resource Monitor in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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