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.
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
Mark Fawcett commented
This problem happens to me as well. It is running down the battery on my laptop and causing it to get extremely hot. I have to use OneDrive for work but this is killing me. I will never be recommending OneDrive if this does not get fixed. :'(
Same problem here. Wtf Microsoft, hundreds of people reported this issue here, and this problem seems to exist for weeks now. PLEASE FIX.
k Hettiarachchi commented
Please fix this!, considering leaving my 1TB onedrive
(just tried this -_-)
Definitively, OneDrive is causing almost 100% CPU usage and spiking the temperature on my brand new 6 core CPU to over 210F, even with the laptop stand with 5 fans The files are all sync'ed - it's doing this for no reason. I pause the sync and the CPU rests and temp drops. This software is literally frying my brand new computer
Khampasith Chanthavong commented
max 120% cpu working (2020 Apr) Mac 10.15.4
Same player here! Come on guys, this happens since more than 2 years!!!
Same problem here.. Catalina. Just moved from Dropbox to OneDrive..really bad decision
2020 and ... ? I can still hear my mac fans frying ...
Matthew Jones commented
This is still a REALLY bad issue. All I was doing was typing in a Word document. No need for this.
OneDrive is blocking my work.
It's 2020 now. Mojave installed. And I just synced 1 tiny svg and my whole macbook stuttered and I was unable to work on it until the sync was done.
And for the comments below that talk about the appstore version being better. It's not. Same high CPU from that version as the download version from ms site.
I have turend of files on demand and as a downside I have to download all the files to my mac. But the issues are gone now.
Onedrive is like a malware. It eats up all the pc resources and in return gives you nothing. It gives you nothing because sync is unbearebly slow and erroneous.
I have to shutdown OneDrive app because the noise of my laptop (Mac Pro) fans is insufferable. The app occupied more than 100% of cpu each time is running. Please fix it.
Very Obvious commented
I dunno what's been fixed because there's been no improvement on my Mac in past 3-4 months or ever since I updated to Catalina. This is completely unacceptable from a "Trillion Dollar" company and a company that wants to rely on its "Cloud" as a major part of its future. We're also trialing Teams at work (I own and run a tech startup) and it leaves so much to be desired....