iPhoto's PhotoStream doesn't work [uncheck itself]

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tongteh, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. tongteh macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hey guys.

    I am not sure why but I am unable to check "enable photo stream" in iPhoto 11. Every time when i check on "enable photo stream", it would uncheck itselfs immediately!

    I spoke to an Apple Genius about it. While speaking to her on the phone, I found that the problem is actually unique to my photo Library! i.e. if i create a new photo library (alt+click iPhoto), photo stream will be working absolutely fine. However, I have got lots of faces, events, albums in my old library that I am very reluctant to give up. I am sure some would understand.

    Does anyone know a solution to this? Or if you have any way that could hasten the progress of restoring my iPhoto albums lists, events and etc.

    Thanks so much!
  2. tongteh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008
    I found a solution to it actually. Not sure if anyone will need it, but for future references.

    press and hold on Command + Option and click iPhoto. Check every box there is available to it. It will start rebuilding your entire library while maintaining your albums and library!
  3. tomovo macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have the same problem but this solution didn't work for me.

    I have two computers, one with a very small library, only a few photos - Photo Stream works fine.

    Second machine - same iCloud account, 22k photos, migrated through several iPhoto versions - doesn't work. Rebuilt the library as hinted in the post above - still nothing.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions for making it work?
  4. vdubbeet macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2012
    I'm having same issue but I'm not using iPhoto

    I'm on a Win 7 64-bit laptop and photo sharing is grayed out and will not let me select. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
  5. CJiMac macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2012

    This worked great for me - Cheers :D

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