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Old 06-01-2022, 01:00 AM
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Default Spiking CPU Usage - Microsoft OneDrive

If Pro Tools CPU usage is spiking on you and causing errors with playback on sessions that previously worked fine, the first thing I suggest is disabling Microsoft OneDrive.

A recent Windows update enabled OneDrive on my computer and caused the problems mentioned above. I couldn't find the problem and I went as far as formatting my hard drive and reinstalling Windows - but it didn't help at all! Then, when I disabled OneDrive everything immediately started working smoothly.
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Default Re: Spiking CPU Usage - Microsoft OneDrive

Thanks for the tip.
It's a good idea on Windows to turn off any background sync/transfer process, like automatic updates, One Drive, ...
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On W10 Pro you can use Group Policy Editor to turn off OneDrive.
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I simply uninstall Microsoft OneDrive. I use GoogleDrive instead - with no automatic syncing ever.
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Old 06-01-2022, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Spiking CPU Usage - Microsoft OneDrive

I'm using OneDrive all the time on my PT machine with zero problems (it's my daily backup "drive"), so while it's worth checking if you encounter a problem, it's not an "all-in-one" solution.

A side note, I find people (and Avid) to be a bit trigger happy with "disable everything" guidelines. It's not 2001 anymore and PCs/Macs are capable of running background tasks just fine.
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