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Always processing changes

It always displays the status: Processing changes. Even when everything is downloaded.

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    Maxim Glukhankov shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    redirect to support  ·  Douglas Pearce responded  · 

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes I robocopied an entire system disk/hard drive into my onedrive folder. Yes its literally 500,000 files+ however -- it's only 130 GB of data. File attribs aside .. the client should not be choking -- its literally been stuck for weeks on 'Processing Changes' with no indications of what the heck it's doing.

        OneDrive is working my HDD day and night doing "something" important -- what it's doing I have no idea what -- whatever it is it must be important. The client has GOT TO be more robust .. either tell the user what it's up to or error out.

        Also there's 7 OneDrive icons in my sys-tray/notification area like there's seven instances of OneDrive running .. and when I hover over one of them they disappear?

        17.3.7924 ... get it together.

      • Mickaël Celdran commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've had this problem since Windows 8.0. I've gone through every solution offered from Microsoft and the community, and yesterday for the first in a while, I did a complete wipe of all my drives to start everything fresh. OS and files.

        After downloading back the 900+Go files on my OneDrive folder, after being all done and synchronized, it's still showing the "processing changes"... Come on... This shouldn't be a problem anymore.

      • Dietmar Gombotz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Was there ever an outcome, it did not really say anything. i have the same issue after new years reorganisation of some folders. nothing major. maybe 200 megabytes of files moved around and now nothing seems to do anything anymore. it simply states "Processing changes" but does nothing. not even reset works anymore

      • Simon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the same issue with O365 libraries. In the past, unlinking the PCs and re-syncing libraries worked but now even that is not working.

        When I re-sync, it only syncs folders and subfolders, does not sync any files. It says "Processing Changes" and goes through all the files as if it is downloading but does not.

        Contacted Office365 support but could not sort out the issue and they said the new sync client is a Beta version and is in development.

      • Xavier Flix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use OneDrive to sync (or at least I’d like to) all my Visual Studio projects with two other machines. Sure I’ve tried all the recommend workarounds, but NOTHING works. Nothing.
        At some point, OneDrive will stop working with a queue of files waiting to be synced and with the dreaded “Processing changes” message.

        It doesn’t matter what version I try, it doesn’t matter what workaround I try, OneDrive never finishes the synchronization process. Never.
        And to make matters worst, several times OneDrive decides to override newer files with older ones, making me rely on local backups (good ol’ ZIP files).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        windows 10 - onedrive taking forever to sync?? what must i do- go back to emailing
        the folders ??

      • Shaun Cassells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am running the newest version and it has been at Processing Changes now for two months. Causes quiet a bit of network traffic while on gogo. I have tried repair. I have tried unsync folder.

        I notice that this is flagged but it is not resolved.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've got this problem on two different windows 10 PC's and had the same issue on a windows 7 PC.

      • Kieran McMutrie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Might be obvious but mine works when I close abode products. Stops working when I have Adobe Photoshop on.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been through these forums and done all the suggestions, un-linking, linking, creating in a new OneDrive folder and moving things back in. After many many hours re-syncing, eventually OneDrive crashes and makes me log in again and then it starts endlessly "Processing Changes" with no more uploads or downloads. Looking at the forums these bugs have been going on since early 2015. Also, one possibility that might have started this for me is adding a 50gig folder of photos and videos from another drive using a symbolic link (as described in the guide) - though not for sure this started it. Anyway, as it is I dare not trust OneDrive as a backup or storage method which is a shame as it was a deciding subscription factor.

      • Chad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Experiencing this after just purchasing Office 365. Worked fine for the first few days, now it's a constant "Processing Changes" and doesn't want to seem to sync correctly. Example: I was working on a Word doc for work on my laptop. Saved it, figured it would sync immediately like it did the past few days, hop on my work machine, open OneDrive and it still shows the modified date from 2 days ago. I used Google Drive for my personal items, now I might have to use it for work, since it actually works on Win10.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Problem occurs when I use other application e.g. Unity, iTunes, etc. that lock files or create temporary files in my OneDrive folder for long period of times. This throws OneDrive into a processing changes state than never ends. Even after I have closed the applications. The only solution is exit the OneDrive application and start it again.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same issue. Continuously "Processing Changes". This just started. Was working fine before.

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