Fix OneDrive Stuck on Processing Changes - Windows Basics


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Fix OneDrive Stuck on Processing Changes

Many users have reported that they are seeing One Drive Stuck in Processing Changes state. Mostly, OneDrive App is expected to be in Up to date state, Refer to the below screenshot for more details.

OneDrive is a cloud service from Microsoft. You can use OneDrive to store your files on cloud storage and save the disk space on your system. Besides storing the files, you can also share your files using OneDrive. Sometimes while managing files, OneDrive freezes on the Processing Changes screen. If you are experiencing the same problem with OneDrive, this tutorial may help you get rid of it.

How to fix OneDrive stuck on Processing changes screen

A. Termination of Process

Terminating the OneDrive process is one of the best ways to fix the problem. You can use Windows Task Manager to end the OneDrive process and start it over. 

1. Right-click anywhere on the Taskbar and select Task Manager. Now, switch to the Processes tab and scroll through the list to find OneDrive in the list.

2. You can find multiple instances of the OneDrive workflow in Task Manager. Right-click on each OneDrive process and select the End Task option.

3. Terminate all active OneDrive processes running on your device.

4. Close the Task Manager window and restart your machine to check if you still have any issues syncing your data.

B. Disable Proxy Settings

In rare cases, proxy settings on your device may affect OneDrive on Windows 10/11. To fix the OneDrive stuck on the change processing screen issue, we recommend that you temporarily disable the Proxy server settings and see if it fixes the OneDrive error.

1. Right-click on the Start menu and select Settings.

2. Click Network & Internet.

3. Click Proxy on the left pane.

4. Turn the Automatically detect settings and Use setup script switches off in the Automatic proxy setup section.

5. Turn the Use a proxy server switch off in the Manual proxy setup section.

6. When you are done, click Save.

C. Reset OneDrive app

The next solution to fix OneDrive sync problems on Windows 10 is to reset the OneDrive app. By resetting the OneDrive app, you can get rid of all corrupted files and cached data.

Reset OneDrive app (Mobile)

1. To reset the OneDrive mobile app, launch the app on your smartphone.

2. Tap the three horizontal lines icon to open Settings.

3. Press the Reset Now button to reset the OneDrive app and download it to its default settings.

Reset OneDrive Desktop App

To reset OneDrive app on Windows Operating System, follow these quick steps.

1. Press the Windows Keys + R combination to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type the following command in the text box and press Enter:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\Onedrive\onedrive.exe /reset

If the command listed above doesn't work, you can copy and paste it into the Run dialog box:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

Once the command is successfully executed, the OneDrive app installed on your Windows PC will be reset to its default settings.


D. Turn off Windows Defender

Windows Defender is an anti-malware utility built into Windows 10. It keeps your device safe and provides real-time protection against viruses, malware, and other threats. other security threats. Although for security reasons, the Windows Defender app may prevent OneDrive from syncing some files or data that it detects as threats.

Therefore, to make sure that is not the case, you can try to temporarily disable the Windows Defender application on your device to get rid of the OneDrive stuck on the change processing screen problem.

1. Launch a search in the Start menu, type Windows Defender Firewall and press Enter.

2. Tap the Turn Windows Defender on or off option located on the left menu pane.

3. Disable the Windows Defender service for both public and private networks.

Try connecting to OneDrive again to check if it solves the problem.

If OneDrive gets stuck on Processing changes, ensure you have full control of your folders. A folder with restricted access could be causing this glitch. Then, pause syncing, and exclude large files. If the issue persists, reset OneDrive and reinstall the app.

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