Check you're not syncing too many files

If OneDrive sync seems to be stuck for a long time or the status shows "Processing 0KB of xMB" it could be because you have a lot of files in your OneDrive or a lot of new files to be uploaded. If you have more than 100,000 files, sync can take a long time.

Note: For transferring large files or lots of files, we recommend adding the files to the OneDrive desktop app rather than the using Upload button on the website.

To see how many files you have in your OneDrive:

  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Right-click the OneDrive folder and select Properties.

  3. If the Contains number is more than 100,000 you should consider which OneDrive folders to sync to your computer.

If the sync is already in process, you can Pause and Resume your sync to get things going again.

  1. Select the white or blue OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

    Note: You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon, or click Press the Windows key and start typing "select which icons" to display the notification area settings option, and then show Microsoft OneDrive. If the icon still doesn't appear in the notification area, OneDrive might not be running. Click, Press the Windows key type OneDrive in the search box, and then click OneDrive (not "OneDrive for Business" as that may be an older version) in the search results.

  2. Select More.

  3. Select Pause syncing... and select either 2, 8, or 24 hours.

  4. Select More again and select Resume syncing

Note: You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon, or click and start typing "select which icons" to display the notification area settings option, and then show Microsoft OneDrive. If the icon still doesn't appear in the notification area, OneDrive might not be running. Click,  type OneDrive in the search box, and then click OneDrive (not "OneDrive for Business" as that may be an older version) in the search results.