How to Fix OneDrive Stuck on Processing Changes

How to Fix OneDrive Stuck on Processing Changes

“My OneDrive on Mac and Windows PCs that often get stuck while processing changes, this often happens when you try to change the location of the main folder. I can’t find any files in my OneDrive system that Green is not checked as synced. After restarting your computer, OneDrive says that 15 files are out of date, and then it is soon processing “10 changes.” I ” Processing Changes “How to fix OneDrive stuck on?”

Why OneDrive Stuck on Processing Changes?

It seems that there are several reports that OneDrive is stuck in a “processing change” state. This is a very common problem. When your OneDrive or OneDrive for Business is stuck on “processing changes”, it may be due to the following reasons.

  • You have opened a file online and are using files on demand.
  • You are syncing a lot of files.
  • You are trying to sync very large files, such as video or Outlook PST or OST offline files.
  • Unknown / hidden files cause errors, some temporary or hidden files may prevent synchronization.
  • OneDrive storage space is insufficient.

8 Way to Fix OneDrive is Processing Changes

This chapter summarizes several of the most effective ways of dealing with this problem. You can follow specific steps to try to resolve this issue so that OneDrive can resume normal syncing.

Method 1. Change the location of the OneDrive folder

Step 1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area or taskbar and select Settings.

Step 2. On the Account tab, click Unlink OneDrive.

Step 3. Then follow the setup process to select a new drive or location and wait for the files to be uploaded to the new location.

Method 2. Confirm that OneDrive is connected to Windows

After signing in with your OneDrive account on your computer, it should automatically sign in to your copy of Windows 10. However, the process may be interrupted for some reason and may cause OneDrive to crash “process changes”. If this happens, you will have to manually connect the two accounts.

Step 1. Press the “Win + I” key to open the Settings window, click Accounts> Email and Accounts, then choose Add Account from the right panel.

Step 2. Enter your login information to add your OneDrive account.

Step 3. Run the sync process again to see if the issue is resolved.

Method 3. Check the file size

OneDrive also has its limitations. When your OneDrive is unable to complete sync, the file may be too large. You cannot sync files larger than 10 GB via OneDrive. You should check if the larger files are more than 10GB to sync. If it is larger than 10GB, then you should use WinRar or other compression services to compress it before downloading it.

Method 4. Check if you have enough space

To ensure that files can sync with OneDrive normally, you need to confirm that you have enough disk space on your computer. Because when you want to access files stored in the OneDrive cloud through the client, those files must also be stored on the local hard drive. If the sync process is stuck, you need to check if there is enough free space on the drive to store all the OneDrive files.

Method 5. Reconnect your OneDrive account

Step 1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area or taskbar to access the settings.

Step 2. Go to the Account tab and click Unlink this PC to disconnect your OneDrive account from your Windows PC.

Step 3. Next, restart your computer and go to OneDrive to enter account information to reconnect your OneDrive account.

Method 6. Clean Up Special Files

In the forum, some users have reported that they attempted to delete the 000A0000-A000-A000-0A0A-00000A0A000A OneDrive file and successfully resolved the issue. You can also find it in the OneDrive folder and remove it to resolve OneDrive stuck on “Resource Changes”.

Method 7. Reset OneDrive

Resetting Microsoft OneDrive can sometimes fix all kinds of problems while syncing. If the above methods do not resolve the problem, try resetting all settings of OneDrive.

Note: Resetting OneDrive will disconnect all your existing sync connections, and resetting OneDrive on your computer will not lose any files or data.

Step 1. Press the “Win + R” key to open the current window.

Step 2. Paste %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset into the dialog box and click OK.

If it says “Windows connot find”, then copy and paste C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Microsoft OneDrive \ onedrive.exe / reset, then click OK.

Step 3. Click the Windows icon on the desktop, type OneDrive in the search box, and then click the OneDrive desktop app to manually restart OneDrive.

Step 4. Open your OneDrive and see if it syncs again.

Method 8. Change the permissions of the OneDrive root folder

To solve the problem of OneDrive stuck while processing changes, another way has been proven by forum users to change the permissions of the OneDrive root folder to gain full control:

Step 1. Please open the OneDrive folder and right-click on it, choose Properties> Security> Advanced.

Step 2. Then check if your account has full control, or double-click your account to change the permissions, and “Replace all child object permission entries with permission entries that can be changed. Inherited from this object Check the “Receive in” option, and then click OK.

Your OneDrive will then fix the change processing issue stuck on it.

Final Words

What to do if you encounter a stuck OneDrive while processing changes while syncing files This article points to the root cause of the problem and provides 8 effective ways to fix the problem.

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