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.
Peter van Oord van der Vlies commented
With mac OS x Catalina same issue with OneDrive when files on-demand is enabled. CPU utilisation goes sky high.
justin hartman commented
It's been almost 12 months since this was requested and you're still working on it! We are now at Catalina and the problem gets worse and worse each release.
I'm sitting with 98,000 files that need to be synced which simply cannot because OneDrive freezes and kills my laptop under the load. My list of files needing to sync keeps growing and as it does so the app freaks out more.
Despite having the largest storage option for a paid service this issue, along with the fact you cannot access Personal Vault on macOS, makes this service unusable. I haven't had a decent backup in weeks and can't access critical files in my vault.
Sad really as it had such potential but I'm rather going to spend my Office 365 account subscription money with Google and get the benefit of a backup and office suite service that just works.
Vince Reynolds commented
That's good to hear that improvements have been made. However I am on the latest build of MacOS and Onedrive and still experiencing huge CPU spikes with an already-synced folder, for example at startup (maxing CPU for several minutes, even though the message from OneDrive says it is up to date). Needs more work I think. Most other sync apps seem to manage to check for changes much more efficiently than OneDrive.... and don't periodically lose the connection, so the process has to start all over again...
Tom Agerbo Nielsen commented
It is simply unusable on a MAC. I have to go back to Dropbox which just works.
Just came here to say I leave OneDrive today.
It simply cannot make the fans turn on when I log in macOS ...
Every time I turn on the Mac, OneDrive exceeds the 150% of CPU usage...
Every time I browse the OneDrive folder in finder, CPU goes up as **** and fans start spinning....
Developers at Office 365 team should all be fired!
This problem has occurred for many years and Microsoft never fix it. I tried every solutions that I found in google search results, and none of them resolve this problem. Here is my ultimate solution.
Use Google Drive!!! I tested it and works perfectly. I synced 25GB+ of data without any problem.
I sure hope Microsoft and the team assigned to OneDrive make this a priority in December and can fix this CPU usage issue before the end of 2019. The best thing Microsoft could do to make good on the monthly proclamation "Office Extra: Your subscription keeps getting better" is fix the CPU usage problem on Mac OS. It is a significant reason I chose the Office 365 subscription, but it is a CONSTANT problem. I also run Dropbox and Box, and they NEVER have this issue. And what really irks me is that the Onedrive status shows "up to date" and the CPU process still runs away for hours and hours!!!
What's going on ? It's been almost two years and it's still making my Macbook Pro crazy slow. I can't keep syncing on and have to quit Onedrive constantly after having synced my files.
Per Mattias Siedenburg commented
Nope, haven't seen any progress in over a year now. Onedrive on Mac is still slow, takes way too much cpu and also freezes too often, thins was on High Sierra, Mojave and also now Catalina. Time to get back to iCloud, which works quite fast and reliable since Catalina, even has selective sync now, which was the killerfeature for me to use Onedrive.. I'll check back in a year or two.
CPU usage is ridiculous and it is killing the battery in my laptop
Also finder extension just kills cpu while sync in progress
A problem on Mojave too.
Our university has moved from Google Docs to Onedrive, and now this problem is having a big impact on me and my colleagues who are Mac users.
please fix this. CPU Usage is SO high. Fan is on MAX all the time. very annoying. Kills my Mac ...
Gavin Lee commented
Why no one is paying attention to this critical problem???!!!
I run a 50-person company and am considering switching because of this issue. You can hear all the laptop fans spin up at the beginning of the day, like a flock of helicopters about to take off.
Major problem indeed, needs to be sorted out ASAP - Mac are almost burning up, CPU performance poor and battery runs out within 20-30 minutes. When can it be updated, our problem turned up beginning October.... Gah
This is still a major problem unfortunately.
Same here. Basically my fan is on at maximum power all the time. It seems that the sync details in one drive are a bit strange. It shows some strange files synching rather than the latest ones...
This seems to have become worse with Catalina. Making my computer unusable without closing OneDrive