OneDrive constantly trying to download files - Runtime Broker message


  1. Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    OneDrive constantly trying to download files - Runtime Broker message


    Hi

    I'm on Windows 10 22H2.

    I've looked everywhere for an answer to this and found posts from years ago on the internet generally but no definitive answer.

    My hard drive is swamped and was down to 300Mb free space the other day. So I went into Documents, selected all and clicked Free up space. Suddenly, I have 60Gb of free space - GREAT!

    Not an hour later I come back to the PC and OneDrive is syncing file and I pause it. Only 40Gb space now left.

    Restart the PC the next day and come back to it and I'm down to 22Gb and finally (which obviously wouldn't be final if I didn't stop the damned thing) down to 11.7Gb.

    How can I stop this behaviour please? It's been driving me nuts for probably a year but now I have no option but to get to the bottom of it.

    I've just got a smaller 256Gb M.2 Boot drive done a clean install so won't have the space once I turn it back on.

    I intend to upload everything on the old drive to OneDrive, wipe it and install as a documents drive.

    One issue I've been reading about on this superb and informative forum is the issue of having OneDrive on another drive when you want to build a Custom ISO? In a way, I suppose that's not a big issue as I surely would just set everything up that I want and ignore OneDrive and simply sort that quickly after doing a clean install in the future or if I want to deploy an image to my partner's PC.

    Anyway, slightly off topic there.

    OneDrive! How best do I sort that issue please?

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I have just plugged the old drive back in and it says it is synced and I still have 11.6Gb of free space. I'm even more confused now with what is happening.

    The long and short of it is that I don't trust it not to start again and obviously I need to get the correct settings on the new smaller M.2 so it doesn't happen.

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    Last edited by Rhothgar; 23 May 2023 at 03:35.
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  2. Posts : 8,104
    windows 10
       #2

    Goto onedrive settings and see whats being backded up often a load of rubbish you have the option with files to keep in the cloud with a pointer to them on disk or sync from pc all the time you need to set to store in the cloud
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  3. Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Samuria said:
    Goto onedrive settings and see whats being backded up often a load of rubbish you have the option with files to keep in the cloud with a pointer to them on disk or sync from pc all the time you need to set to store in the cloud
    All the usual stuff is being backed up. I thought the whole point of free up space was to ensure files in the cloud are only downloaded when you click on them. The icon then changes and a copy is stored locally.

    There doesn't appear to be an option to have it synced between the two but only stored in the cloud? Not that I can find.

    - - - Updated - - -

    This gets more bizarre.

    I now have 90Gb free space. Not entirely sure what I changed. I hate it when that happens. You don't know what you've done but it resolves an issue which, when it raises its ugly head in future, you have no idea how to resolve it again.

    Think I clicked Files on demand - free up space and may have toggled the Manage Back-Up certainly for Desktop which had 1.1Gb of stuff on but now it is showing as backed up and toggled back to on.

    So nervous of cloud s**t as I lost a lot of precious photos and memories about 10 years ago with iCloud.
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  4. Posts : 8,104
    windows 10
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    See how to setip to store in cloud https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...a-858262e42a49
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