CPU Usage too high in High Sierra
CPU Usage is too high while using one drive.
We’ve identified and fixed several issues that caused high CPU on macOS devices. We have additional work planned to make improvements in this area.
OMG 2.5 years on, this bug is still not fixed. Shame on you Microsoft! I will cancel my subscription
Seriously now, this is really not funny anymore.
On Catalina, the app is often eating up the CPU almost at 100%. Investigating the process, Onedrive is continuously carrying out a scan of all the files, and hence this is highly visible for large Onedrive accounts. In my case, most of the issue is with my business account. Ironically, only a small fraction of the file are actually stored in my mac (3GB), while the most part is only logically present (225GB).
Really annoying, and in any case not comparable with other cloud solutions (Dropbox, gdrive, nextcloud, ecc)
Please, identify the issue and try to solve it.
constantly fighting with the OneDrive apps as I have multiple accounts (personal & business & dev) each onedrive app uses 90+% and drains my battery in seriously short time with no activity. There needs to be a way to cap usage (eg, use high if on connected power, reduce if on battery with an override if you need it to work more urgently) as the app needs to run and turning it off doesn't help with work flow.
Maybe a popup on the icon when it is running on battery to give option to pause app. Seriously i lost 50% of battery in 15-20 minutes before i shut the apps down.
I have exhausted fixes for this.
Every login a complete scan of all my files again again again
Brand new MBP13" looking like it is from 2010!
How long are MS "Working on it"?
JUST GET IT FIXED
Outrageous, continuous, insanely high CPU usage. Makes the software totally unusable when working on a laptop - especially if on the go and want the battery to last more than 5 minutes.
I experience the same problem in High Sierra. It also uses 425 Mb of RAM, that's a lot for a background app. I hope the CPU usage and the size can be reduced. Thanks!
Hi, this problem happens also on Catalina version Mac OS. The program says that have a lot of files changes but is not true.
Even syncing a small file consumes all the CPU (and more) on a new MacBook Pro running 10.15.5. My business relies on working from OneDrive. Please fix!
I recently changed over from Dropbox, but the demands on resources and fans are worrying. I never had this problem on dropbox and its the same files that I am syncing, I can only imagine dropbox has better coding.
"Working on it since Aug 19 2019"
This is still a daily problem in macOS Catalina, OneDrive is consistently 100%+ CPU, with the laptop burning hot and the fans maxed out. Killing OneDrive calms everything down, but severely impacts my ability to effectively work with my files.
Can someone please provide a response to this?
Robert Luckey commented
Still a problem! Sits at 100% of a CPU core after running for a while.
Same issue for Catalina.
Specifically because if File on-demand feature and its need for Finder Extension to be enabled.
k lab commented
On MacOSCatalina (10.15.4) and also suffer from almost constant 100+% CPU usage by OneDrive (provided through a work enterprise account). Me and my team have little choice but use this for work. But it (and workarounds, like pausing sync and manually restoring at regular intervals) slows everything considerably. Not to mention that everyone keeps blaming Microsoft for their poor experience day in and day out... Please, please do fix this asap. So many people depend on OneDrive in their home offices right now. Thanks!!!
David Pratt commented
Same goes for Catalina for the first x number of minutes. This needs to be fixed ASAP! OneDrive drains my battery by 10%!!! Why is it that the personal version does not have this problem, only the business version? Please help me understand!
Trevor Smedley commented
This has been an issue for YEARS!! How on earth can you not have solved it yet????
Same problem in Catalina, please fix this as your Number 1 issue!
On Catalina now, OneDrive frequently shows up as "Using Significant Energy" even when laptop is almost idle, yes, I have tried reset and remove cache.
I have about 600GB storage in OneDrive, not all sync to laptop, not sure if this is due to large storage usage.
This has been driving me nuts too (I'm running Mojave), although it shows up now as the Finder pegging above 100% CPU usage, but when I pause OneDrive syncing, it settles down to where it should be. Like others have noted, it runs the CPU (and hence the fans) like crazy even if it's saying everything is up to date and hence (to my mind) should be doing almost nothing. But if I have sync on, it will run 100% CPU all day, which I know can't be good for the computer, and plus it runs down the battery, is noisy, and keeps the computer very hot.
If I go to OneDrive preferences and turn off Files On Demand, that also seems to quiet things down, but that it hardly seems like an adequate fix.
Abdullah Saleem commented
This is same problem on MacOS Catalina. It also takes lots of RAM. I've got 8GB ram on computer and apparently it takes more RAM then total amount installed on my Mac. Secondly, if my computer goes to sleep and when I wake up my Mac it shows black screen and then it restarts