Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to WaterOz)
Yes, I assumed most of the frustrated folks in this thread had tried that already but hopefully it will help a few others. I'm a power-user and I missed checking my AppleIDs even though two commenters mentioned it in passing. Good luck with your issues.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to WaterOz)
So finally I had the chance to test reinstalling iCloud on my computer. Once uninstalled and reinstalled iCloud, I activated photostream and didn't change the standard folders for download and upload. I also logged in with my regular Apple-ID (not the associated @me.com address) and now everything is working fine! Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 6:49 PM (in response to WaterOz)
In the same boat, and none of the above helps.
After some of the posts I am starting to wonder if photostream is what I really want any way!!! This may not really be the right place for this but as it is a direct result of the last 5 or so pages of discussions here I go .
1 - I thought the 30 day storage part was only for the beta. Or have I mis interpreted something?
2 - If working, can photo stream handle sub-folders?
3 - we (work) use our iPhone cameras a lot particularly to document our customer visits, to back these up is photostream really the best option, or should we be relying on the sync to iTunes method?
Any info will be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 7:07 PM (in response to tazeo)
Maybe also off topic but I usually simply email to my Google Picasa Webalbum where emailed pictures show in the Drop Box folder. From all the sites I like Picasa Webalbum the best. I'd like to see iCloud Photo Stream management tools on the web but since it's only device to device I'm not so thrilled about it myself; still let's get it to work now. I'm sure stuff like this will show up in my next DSLR.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2011 12:14 AM (in response to WaterOz)
I solved the problem on my Windwis 7, 64bit. ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader.exe was using 100% on one of my CPU's cores. 25% from overal CPU. Uploading was working and downloading was not.
I ran C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader.exe in compatability mode with Windows XP SP3. (Actually with Administrator privilages, but I think it doesn't matter) and it worked like a charm. Try it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to mourhoon)
Great suggetion... didn't work on mine.
Probably partly because I can't get that file to remain open anymore (since a re-install). It runs for a second and then closes.
Nothing I do to it will keep it running in my task manager. Hmmm... I'm starting to potentially see part of my problem...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 10:24 AM (in response to WaterOz)
Hi, guys! It started to work!! It fixed itself!
The only things I did over the last couple of days - once changed the folder from My Photo Stream to Downloads in the settings, launched this ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader.exe program once (and it closed in a second) and restarted my computer in two-three days after that! And now it works in both directions!
I think that the Apple guys have changed something on their servers.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:33 PM (in response to WaterOz)
So I was having the same issue. What I believe caused it was the fact I setup my iCloud account and Photostream and then shutdown my machine prior to it fully syncing the photos down. I believe this either cause database corruption or perhaps iCloud thought it had downloaded the photos and updated the database prior to actually successfully receving the file.
In any event this is what I did to resolve:
Turn off Photostream.
Stop all Apple iCloud services from Task Manager by highlighting them and selecting end process:
(I have no idea if all of these are required to stop but I did this for safe measure)
I then went into :
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MediaStream\
and deleted all the files \ folders in this directory.
I then opened back up the iCloud app (which will automatically start back up those services we stopped), and turned back on Photostream. My photos then began to download.
Let me know if that helps!
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