Skip navigation

Photostream keeps turning off in iPhoto.

35505 Views 118 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2013 4:28 PM by Heat132 RSS
  • larry.daponte Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 20, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to gschoenthal)

    Same problem here

    MB Pri 10.7.3

  • John P. Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 21, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to gschoenthal)

    Here is a fix I was just given by Apple support...it has to be followed precisely in this order.

     

    a) Turn off Photostream in System Preferences > iCloud. Close/Quit System Preferences.

    b) Visit ~/Library/Application Support/ and delete the folder "iLifeAssetManagement" and empty the trash.

    c) Reboot your computer.

    d) Go into System Preferences > iCloud and re-enable Photostream

    e) Open iPhoto.

     

    I have done these steps and (knock on wood) the issue has not reoccurred.

     

    Be sure to submit feedback to Apple directly if you're still experiencing this issue, or if the issue was resolved using this procedure.

     

    Here is the direct link for iCloud feedback (Photostream is listed under Feedback Type).

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/icloud.html

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7), Quad Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD
  • CookieDuster Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 21, 2012 9:53 PM (in response to John P.)

    Hmmm interesting.

     

    But I do not find folder named "iLifeAssetManagement" in Library/Application Support or anywhere else for that matter.

     

    Plese do let us know how it works out for you though.

  • Syncopator Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 21, 2012 11:42 PM (in response to CookieDuster)

    it's in the user library folder (which apple has now conveniently hidden in lion).    if you're not yet running lion, the "library" folder will be visible inside your user folder.

     

    to find the hidden folder in lion, do this: from the finder, hold down the option key while accessing the "go" menu, and you'll see the user library folder.

     

    (for future reference, that folder is designated with the "~". that's why john p. typed "~/Library/Application Support/." but many users aren't aware of that "shorthand," so it's usually best to be specific.

     

    so, again, that's:

     

    [YourUserFolder]/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement

     

  • CookieDuster Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 22, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to Syncopator)

    Oh that's right! The hidden library.

     

    Thanks, trying it tonight.

     

    Photostream voodoo!

  • GlenL Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 30, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to John P.)

    I followed these instructions and it did not work for me. I use Aperture instead of iPhoto though.

  • Andrew Kinnear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 11, 2012 11:05 PM (in response to John P.)

    Thanks John P.

     

    That seems to have done the trick for me too.

     

    Andrew

  • ThorstenMeyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 27, 2012 11:52 PM (in response to John P.)

    Thanks a lot, this solved this anoying issue for me. (I`m using Aperture)

  • joshaidan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 28, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to ThorstenMeyer)

    Looks like this has stopped happening to me. I haven't done any of the fixes suggested in this thread. I guess Apple fixed whatever was wrong with Photostream.

  • rob_firedragon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 22, 2012 5:32 AM (in response to gschoenthal)

    Thanks so much, I was having the same problem, and it's worked for me

  • Syncopator Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 22, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to John P.)

    i'm glad it's worked for some. however, i've tried this 3 times, yet the problem persists.

  • ThorstenMeyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 22, 2012 11:05 AM (in response to Syncopator)

    Yes, to bad. For me this solution only works if i don't reboot or log off. If i reboot or log off/login, Photostream is inactiv again and i have to reload everything again and again...

    This seems not to be a real solution.

  • GlenL Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 22, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to ThorstenMeyer)

    It was happening to me in Aperture. The only way I could fix it (and I have tried them all here) was to delete and re-install Aperture. I also re-installed Lion from scratch, but I think that may be unrelated.

  • Builder1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 22, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to gschoenthal)

    I am having this same problem on both my iMac and MacBook Pro. Photostream has always worked great for me until recently. The problem started on both machines about 3-4 weeks ago.  Now, all of the sudden photostream turns off, on its own, on both computers anytime they are restarted. Re-tracing my steps over the past few weeks I cannot pin point any setting changes or updates I would have made to either machine that would cause this. The odd thing is, if I go into System Preferances>iCloud>Photostream, the box is checked but if you open iPhoto>iPhoto preferances> Enable Photostream box is unchecked. I always check the enable box and it will work fine again until I restart the computer, then the whole problem starts over again. On occasion the stream will remain enabled after restart but most times it turns itself off. (FYI- Photostream works fine and consitantly on all of my iOS devises). I have spent hours on the phone with Apple Care deleting files, changing settings, etc... and they are also stumped! We created a test user environment on my iMac and were not able to re-create the problem.

  • Felipe Veiga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 23, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to gschoenthal)

    It happened to me before and I read somewhere that you could use the "No Thanks solution" and it worked!

    BTW, I am not using Dropbox, but I am using Google Drive. iMac 27 winter 2011, bought in Brazil, iPhoto downloaded at Mac App Store, updated to the latest version so as Mac running Lion.

     

    1. Notice your iPhoto has offered to use Photostream, apparently deleting all your photos.
    2. Curse T. Cook and calm down.
    3. Click "No Thanks"
    4. Close iPhoto
    5. Open iPhoto
    6. Preferences
    7. Photo Stream
    8. Enable Photo Stream
    9. Realize all your photos are there and that the program is starting to update with new photos

     

    I have posted this tutorial at www.vejaisso.com with images with up there wasn't clear.

     

    Message me if yours worked or didn't work and what you did.

1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 8 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (9)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.