iCloud Photo Library not syncing to Photos

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by iCheddar, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Running a Mid 2012 Mac Mini with a DIY fusion drive. I updated to OS 10.10.3 beta today, and was very excited to have photos.

    Back when iOS 8 came out, and when photos for iCloud.com was introduced, I migrated my iPhoto library of ~850 photos by hand in to iCloud.com. Overall I was pleased with how things worked, but Photos on 10.10.3 just doesn't seem to be working right.

    For the record, I deleted my iPhoto library, so there was nothing for Photos to migrate, and I've got iCloud photo library turned on in Photos. Also, my photo library is stored on an external drive, but results don't seem to change no matter where the library is (I even tried totally creating a new one)

    What happens is that Photos will import ~250 photos nearly instantly, then just sit there, not downloading the rest. Has anyone else encountered this yet?
     

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  2. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    What I posted in another thread:

    Basically it doesn't seem to work correctly. Reminds me a bit of iTunes Match. But maybe they'll fix it before public release.
     
  3. iCheddar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And here I was with my high hopes - I figured based on how well it worked on iOS that we'd see similar results in OS X. I guess I was wrong. :(
     
  4. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    They might fix it before the public release -- but that never happened with iTunes Match, which had similar bizarre syncing problems.

    I've just checked iCloud.com and I have some photos from my iPhone there, that aren't syncing to my Mac. So add that to the list of sync errors.
     
  5. iCheddar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Funny thing is, I never had beef with iTunes Match. Sure, it's not the fastest sync in the world, but it at least works.
     
  6. DiabBarca macrumors regular

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    Same thing here..... with different numbers off course.....
     
  7. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    at least with iCloud photos there's a way to delete the library and start again, if things don't work.

    There's no such an option for iTunes match.

    I'm experiencing issues too..
     
  8. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    I tried deleting the library and starting again but ran into another problem. The 2000 photos I already uploaded are still in iCloud even though I deleted them and turned Photo Library off. They won't be deleted for 30 days apparently. So when I try to import from Aperture again, it begins downloading hundreds of duplicate photos from iCloud. I'd have to go through and manually delete 2000 duplicates.
     

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