I have had two annoying issues with OneDrive for Business O365 for a while now. First it constantly says processing changes. Other posts claim this is due to sharing documents with others. I wonder if those changes can’t occur if the shared to AD account is disabled. The second issue is the lack of little green check box sync status in Windows Explorer. While playing around I found a solution.
Heads Up: Keep in mind if you have the modern OneDrive for Business or are happy you don’t need to do this. There are also some technet articles about a reg hack to do the following. Looks like this is the fix for the fix 🙂
- Go to Task Tray and right click OneDrive (NOT For Business) and open settings
- Account Tab >> Add an Account
- Add your work account and sign in.
- At this point you should be redirected to your corporate portal to sign in
- That’s it
This changed my OneDrive for Business client to the modern version. Really much better for knowing your sync status. However, I lost most of my right click options to share from Windows Explorer.
I also got a lot of errors about Explorer.exe file association missing After like 20 popups it sorted itself out.
I find it interesting that the Sync Status of Processing is completed. I do wonder if this change above fixed it or if one of the other things I tried with sharing permissions fixed the issue.