Always processing changes
It always displays the status: Processing changes. Even when everything is downloaded.
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Ronan Heritier commented
I had this issue with my OneDrive for my work as well.
After a few weeks, sync started to get stucks. I had our IT team solving the issue reinstalling OneDrive. A few weeks later, same issue. Sync stucked, not processing changes and not updating my files on the website. IT called OneDrive engineer who did a good job. It worked for a few weeks and problem appeared again.
It happened 6 times in the last 4 months.
Today, my IT engineer and myself talked to a OneDrive engineer (Sunil) who rested OneDrive through a Run command. Sunil told me to give a feedback and that his colleagues would work on the issue and create an update next September. I wish it's true but I see we need 500 votes for them only to see our issue...! What a joke!
I'm sure my issue will happen again soon...
BTW, I have about 7,000files only, 6Gb!
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
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
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
This also happened to my customer who's computers were running the Sync Sharepoint libraries Preview:
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
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).
windows 10 - onedrive taking forever to sync?? what must i do- go back to emailing
the folders ??
Shaun Cassells commented
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.
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
Might be obvious but mine works when I close abode products. Stops working when I have Adobe Photoshop on.
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.
Why not just buy dropbox. It just works !!!!!!!
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.
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.
Same issue. Continuously "Processing Changes". This just started. Was working fine before.
Same issue here. Fix linked by Manvir did not solve it for me.
Manvir Singh commented
Jason Pettys commented
Experiencing this issue on multiple PC's. Despite the claim that it's fixed in a separate issue (link below), it doesn't appear to be, as several comments in that other issue also attest.