Aug 23 2021 12:33 AM
Aug 23 2021 12:33 AM
I have updated my windows to 11 (build 22000.132) and I am experiencing an issue on OneDrive. When I open the file explorer and click on the OneDrive folders, it takes long time to open my folders and sometimes it even freezes. Every time I click on the folder, it appears to be loading (as the mouse cursor would become a little small blue circle). Even tough I keep my folders and files on my local drive, the issue still persists. The folder loading behavior is normal on other non-OneDrive related folders in my local drives.
I experienced similar issues on my NAS-related folders and I suspect this issues would exist in network drives.
Oct 24 2021 05:53 PM
Hello, I had a similar issue in Windows 11 File Explorer, with a "blue circle" mouse cursor appearing when trying to access to any file located in OneDrive, blocking a correct file access. In my case it was due to an issue (conflict?) with the desktop Apple iCloud Drive application. It could be fixed using the indications mentioned in the post below, although originally the post concerned Windows 10:
'As long as I was trying to access files, if I had iCloud Drive downloaded and signed in but not running on my computer, the glitch would happen.
Either opening iCloud Drive or uninstalling it makes OneDrive work great!'
Oct 25 2021 01:12 AM
@Johnc22 Its nothing to do with iCloud. I don't have iCloud on mine (just Google Drive additionally to OneDrive) and got this issue.
As I looked, Microsoft is aware of it and the fix has been published to Insiders. Shame that they do not prioritise it and push it to the public ASAP.
Oct 25 2021 03:46 AM
Oct 25 2021 05:37 PM
I have solved the problem on my problematic PC by falling back to W10 however the problem still persists in W10 then I reset my W10 completely then reinstall back my applications (including onedrive) before doing another W11 upgrade. This time the W11 folder browser worked normally.
Oct 26 2021 03:35 AM
Oct 26 2021 04:47 AM
This is still an issue for me on 22000.282 after doing an in place upgrade for corporate testing. If this isn't resolved I am going to have a few hundred really grumpy people (and techs) as this rolls out further.
Oct 26 2021 04:50 AM
Oct 28 2021 03:42 AM
Nice workaround, it seems more responsive in fullscreen. Before this I tried nearly everything (reinstalling onedrive, windows 11 reset) but nothing seems to be a real solution to that. Moreover my OneDrive clients (personal and business) are both using a lot of CPU without reason.
Definitely the worst Windows Upgrade in my life (and I expirenced the ones for WinME and Vista...)
Oct 30 2021 08:05 AM
@HoneyPercent This works for me. I'm on Windows 11 Version 21H2, OS Build 22000.258. Anyway, if you pause the sync function, file explorer will just operate as smooth as usual.
This issue also perhaps have something to do with option "Save space and download files as you use them" in OneDrive Settings. I have two drives, one of them running with that enabled and the other disabled. If I pause the drive with that option disabled, file explorer will operate normally, while on the other hand, the drive with that option enabled doesn't seem to affect file explorer's performance at all, whether it is paused or not.
Nov 01 2021 02:48 PM - edited Nov 01 2021 02:53 PM
This is an issue for me as well. I upgraded from Win10 to Win11 at the weekend. Noticed the slow Windows Explorer issue and eventually tracked it down to OneDrive being the culprit. I am running both a personal OneDrive and business OneDrive.
The only work around I've found to get Explorer back working is to:
* Clean reboot and login
* Wait for all startup process to settle down
* Wait for both my OneDrive icons to finish syncing
* Right-click and Close OneDrive on both icons in the notification tray
* Start a Windows Explorer session and ensure speed is back to normal
* Start the OneDrive App manually
Explorer seems to behave now until the next reboot.
Hoping there is a fix coming soon for this... I use Explorer extensively.
Nov 02 2021 02:17 AM
Nov 02 2021 06:27 AM
Hope Microsoft will sort this out quickly, but don't hold your breath for that.
I just dropped small .bat file into Start-up folder
folder that will shutdown and turn back on OneDrive just after logging in into system.
Call it as you want, for example onedrive-temp-fix.bat with following content:
@echo off "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" /shutdown start "" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe"
Nov 02 2021 07:55 AM
@Matthew888 just yesterday was released Windows 11 for my laptop (Lenovo E580), I have de same problem navegation and manipulating the files in onedrive syncronizated folders. Since Windows 10 I used the new app OneDrive and this work ok on Windows 11, but is necesary the same experience in th File Explorer.
Nov 02 2021 09:47 AM
Nov 04 2021 01:46 AM
Nov 04 2021 02:21 AM - edited Nov 04 2021 02:22 AM
The solution described here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-11/onedrive-issues-on-windows-11/m-p/2914024/highligh...) worked for me (turning off OneDrive and turning back on the first run), however, there are other factors that may take to consideration. For example hard drive. If you don't have SSD drive, then time to upgrade.
Also worth restoring the old view of File Explorer known from Windows 10 (1) and the old layout of the context menu (2) which will improve speed altogether.
The method (1) and (2) I described on my blog (in Polish):
You can translate the page or just download two registry files that need to be run to add changes. Then reboot the computer and see if that help.
Assume that you add Automation to shutdown OneDrive on start into Startu-up folder?
Nov 04 2021 03:05 AM