I followed the deleting of plist files and this solved my issue for now.
I have quit iPhoto and re-launched several times and Photostream is still enabled.
I have deleted a photo from photostream and quit / relaunched and still OK
I am now rebooting and testing.
I just updated OSX Lion with all available updates today _before_ performing the deletion of plist files.
I did not reboot my system after applying updates / performing plist deletions.
After rebooting, photostream was turned off - this didnt' really surprise me - for a few reasons:
1. After deleting plist files and re-launching iPhoto photostream was still enabled - I would have expected it to be off and for me to have to re-enable it.
2. After deleting plist files and re-launching iPhoto the aforementioned deleted files were not regenerated
After rebooting and finding photostream turned off I re-enabled it
Checked ~/Library/Preferences and the plist files I previously deleted had returned - created today
I quit iPhoto and re-launched - Photostream still enabled
Am now rebooting again
Launching iPhoto shows photostream disabled again.
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Open System Preferences
In iCloud disable photostream
Quit Sys Prefs
Re-launch Sys Prefs
Launch iPhoto - photostream is enabled
Launch iPhoto - photostream disabled
Basically, a reboot kills photostream on my Macbook.
For what it's worth, I have the following using iCloud:
iPad 1st Gen
The only device _NOT_ using Photostream is my 1st Gen iPad - I wonder if having one device disabled (in terms of photostream) is causing this??
Photostream seems fine on my iPhone however i'm fairly certain my Mac Mini exhibits the same issue as my MBP.
Does anyone else have a device that isn't using Photostream but is using the same iCloud account? clutching at straws here.. seems odd this is only affecting iCloud enabled OSX hosts (atleast in my instance).
If I say 'no' to photostream when I launch iPhoto, then all of my streamed photos appear in iPhoto as events such as 'June 2012 Photo Stream'. I only noticed this today but my most recent photos were there (as well as all my earlier ones) - so the photos are being streamed to iPhoto.
But because I've been fussing with why I was being asked to enable photostream on launch and thinking what a waste of time it was to wait for everything to be streamed again, I didn't check to see if my streamed photos were in events even if I did enable photostream at launch.
Has anyone else noticed this (sorry, haven't reasd through all of the posts on this topic)
Maybe you should revert to iPhoto 9.2.3 via this method by iPhoto Library Manager: Fat Cat Software - iPhoto Library Manager Help - Downgrading a library to an earlier version of iPhoto
And wait a while before trying 9.3 again.
I own 3 macs, so I have 3 iPhoto librarys. All works well on only one of them, on the other two I keeps turning off, evenif I use only the library on one of them. (all computers off, enable photostream on a Mac with non working photostream, reboot and photstream is turned off again)
All macs heve the same OS, iPhoto version and Apple ID.
I hade the same problem and solved it by disabling and then re-enabling spotlight.