Photos issue after repairing Library

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  1. realpras macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2013
    hi, is anyone having issue with Photos after repairing the library because of Faces problem (photos not showing up when click on faces)?

    I repaired my library because I have that problem and it fixed the Faces issue. However, I noticed that the start uploading my library all over again (I have around 1800 photos and videos) but showing no progress. It stays there.

    Also, it broke my iCloud Photo Sharing. On the 'Shared' tabs it says 'Connecting to Library... Retrieving latest photo sharing activity' and not showing the photos I've been sharing. If I turn off iCloud Photo Library, however, it shows the photos I've been sharing with my friends & family without problem.

    I've looked up on the, the photos I took yesterday using my iPhone have been uploaded as My Photo Stream. I imported them manually to my Mac to add them on my existing albums but the photos didn't show up on the albums on my iPhone because from Mac apparently isn't working properly (not uploading photos, not syncing). On iPhone, it seems to be working fine as I can see that whenever I take a photo, it says updated recently, as can be seen from 'Photos & Camera' section on Settings.

    Does anyone have this issue and successfully resolve it? Thank you.
  2. patton76 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2002
    Yep, same here.

    Unfortunately I haven't found a solution yet.
  3. realpras thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2013
    Yeah, apparently repairing library breaks syncing, the iCloud Photo Library and Shared Photos. Happen to lots of people here.
  4. kernowRE macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2015
    same problem here. I just trashed my library and set up a new one which downloaded it all again. not an ideal solution but it worked.

    it got rid of some of the stuff left over inside the library from iPhoto as well
  5. Mr1ntu05 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Yep. Did the same, deleting library, making a new and let it download everything from iCloud.
  6. rexboe macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2012
  7. InsideTJ macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2012
    it was a pain deleting 10s of thousands of photos from my phone, but i cleaned it off. gonna run without ICPL on the phone for now.

    I created a new photos library on the mac, turned on ICPL, and it seems as if everything is going to be back to normal with the exception of faces. faces is empty.
  8. al85, Apr 6, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015

    al85 macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Im stuck to. Had permission errors for another reason so did a full time machine restore. Im now stuck with the "Shared" tab showing no activity, and asking me to click a button to start sharing, nothing happens. Submitted a report. Anybody had any luck getting shared tab working again?

    Small update, it appears that after each restart of Photos the "Share Tab" goes to Connecting to Library… then fails to sync.
  9. rexwilson macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    exact same problem "connecting to library..." forever

    same problem here, also tried deleting the entire Photos library and creating a new one. At one point managed to get past the "connecting to library..." forever prompt, only to then get "start sharing", with no subscriptions shown to my existing photostreams that I have already subscribed to.
    Apple is notoriously bad at syncing and cloud services, dating back to the disastrous mobileme rollout, to iDisk. I would have thought they would have figured this out before releasing such a much heralded relaunch of their photos service. Shame on them.
  10. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Don't have a solution here, but just wanted to chime in that I had the exact same experience - repairing my library resulted into a forced rebuild/reuploading. At the time, I only had 200ish pictures. Now, I have 20,000. Makes me really nervous.

    I really think it's STUPID of Apple to not have implemented some kind of "merge" function like OneDrive/Dropbox, etc. does. Repairing the library should NOT result into a complete re-uploading of photos/videos. How about those with ~1TB libraries?!

    I definitely hope this behavior is an oversight/a v.1.0 bug, not by design.
  11. gpspad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2014
    Im getting a lot of doubles, I hate to see how long uploading will take if I try to repair it.
  12. KangPreet macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2015
    To repair iCloud Photo Sharing and My photo Stream try to do the following.

    1. Close Photos
    2. Go to System Preferences, iCloud, Photos and disable "My photo Stream" and "iCloud Photo Sharing"
    3. Go to folder /Users/YourUser/Library/Containers/ Support/
    4. Delete and folders
    5. Enable "My photo Stream" and "iCloud Photo Sharing" again.
    6. Start Photos. After a while, the shared photos will start coming.
  13. 570934 Suspended

    May 3, 2011
    Having just reinstalled OS X on a new SSD I now have the stuck on Start Sharing. I tried the above and it's made no difference. I'm not prepared to start again with my library, all 154gig of it. Anyone found another solution?
  14. 570934 Suspended

    May 3, 2011
    I've found a fix. I just created a new album to share and as soon as I added a photo it started to drag the rest of them down from the cloud.
  15. macrlz9 macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    This worked for me, thank you!!
  16. mvdw84 macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2010
    I was having the same issue.

    After hours of searching this worked first time.

    Thank you so much!

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