I have 40GB capacity on OneDrive. Recently I updated a lot of files and folders. My main folder is now 18.5GB

OneDrive started uploading to sync the folder, but it now shows uploading 27GB of 27.4GB and both numbers keep growing and growing. The files remaining stays at about 200 and doesn't go down.

This is more than I actually have in the folder, how is this possible? And when is it finally going to sync the final 200 files?

I am using regular OneDrive linked to my school account, and Windows 10. My upload speed is 10Mb/s

  • Pause the sync process? – Just Do It Mar 21 '16 at 21:58
  • Do the files change? Is there some process working on the files? – techraf Mar 21 '16 at 23:30
  • @JustDoIt there is no pause button in onedrive. Really, the software looks like it was made yesterday in an hour by an adolescent amateur. I bet MS is thinking let's not bother people with all that techno talk and NOT show what is being uploaded. And let's not give them any control at all, since that would be difficult. – Michiel van der Blonk Mar 23 '16 at 2:09
  • @techraf No the files don't change, I don't see the time stamps changing. Some folders are actually 'up to date', so that's not it. And still, how can it be that it shows it's uploading more than there actually is in the folder?? – Michiel van der Blonk Mar 23 '16 at 2:10
  • Thats odd, my computer has an preinstalled access to my onedrive, and i can just turn it on and off at will – Just Do It Mar 23 '16 at 5:57

OK, I think I have a workaround, not a complete solution nor understanding of the problem.

It seems the problem is related to files that OneDrive is unable to sync, for some unknown reason.

The workaround is as follows:

  1. Remove files or even complete folders that are marked as unsynced
  2. Wait for OneDrive to catch up and show the files/folders as removed online
  3. Upload the files and folders again using drag/drop in the browser (not the offline folder in Windows, that will just recreate the problem, I tried).

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