Reduce OneDrive + Explorer unnecessarily high CPU usage on small file changes
Im using OneDrive on the latest Windows 10 v1703 with a free hotmail account.
My synced work folder contains ~ 22.000 smaller files in ~ 2.7 GB of disk usage.
The files are evenly distributed over the folder hierarchy, with no more than ~ 50 files per folder.
To start, all files are synced. (All green checkmarks on files and folders)
When I then update a small simple text file in a folder, say, nested 3 levels deep, OneDrive starts syncing that file, as it should.
However then it also seems to start checking of all "nearby" folders in the folder tree.
Windows Explorer keeps flashing the green checkmark of folders and repeatedly updates its view, unnecessarily.
This causes High CPU usage in both OneDrive and Explorer for every small file update.
So much CPU/battery is used that I have to turn off OneDrive syncing when working on my laptop on the battery.
While this fashing / updating is occuring in Explorer, it is nearly impossible rename files in Explorer.
When OneDrive updates, a partially renamed folder (while typing) is "accepted" as a full rename. Very annoying.
Fix the sync algorithm so that one (1) updated file does not cause a recheck of the entire folder tree.
And OneDrive should signal only the updated file changed to the opened Explorer,
and not make it a "flashing Christmas tree with green lights" for a a couple of seconds.
I'm told then DropBox and Google Drive do not have this issue...