Fix OneDrive high CPU usage problem in Windows 10

Some Windows 10, are experiencing that their OneDrive.exe uses high CPU & Memory. If you find that your OneDrive setup uses a lot of CPU on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, perhaps some suggestions in this post may help you identify and fix the problem.

OneDrive high CPU usage problem

OneDrive high CPU usage problem

1] Open Task Manager, right-click the Microsoft OneDrive process and select End Task. Restart OneDrive and see if this helps.

2] Windows 10 users may Reset OneDrive and see if that works.

3] Windows 8.1/8/7 users may run the OneDrive Troubleshooter and check.

4] If nothing has helped, exit OneDrive and navigate to the following location in File Explorer:

%AppData%\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\setup\logs

Locate the following two Hidden files and delete them.

  1. UserTelemetryCache.otc
  2. UserTelemetryCache.otc.session

Now restart OneDrive and see if it helps.

5] Some people have reported that disabling Windows 10 Telemetry helped them. Download and use our Ultimate Windows Tweaker to disable Telemetry. You will find the tweak under Security & Privacy > Privacy tab. If this does not help, you may reverse the changes made.

6] If nothing helps, you may have to uninstall OneDrive completely and reinstall it again.

Have any other solutions to fix Do share them in the comments section below.

This post will help you if you are specifically facing OneDrive sync problems & issues.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.