I was able to consistently get Photo Stream downloads, but it wasn’t until I did this step that uploads started to work. Create two folders – “Downloads” and “Uploads” within the Photo Stream folder. You can download the i Cloud Control Panel software here. Perhaps with time, Apple will fix the problem with this software so that you don’t have to make the permission changes..This where your Photo Stream images will be kept and synchronized. but this has been the only way that has worked for me and I hope it works for you too.But how can I get those photos – my Photo Stream – on to my Windows PC too?The answer is with some free software from Apple called the i Cloud Control Panel. I couldn’t get it to work properly at first and after several failed attempts, I finally found the solution – and it requires a little configuration ahead of time. One of these will be the “Downloads” folder (aka “Photo Stream” folder).One feature that made a ton of difference to how you shared photos from within the Photos app on your i Phone was Photo Stream.This will mirror the Photo Stream on both your i Pad and i Phone. This will be similar to the “Camera Roll” on your i Phone.
There’s two parts to this post really – first, did you know that you can synchronize your i Phone/i Pad photo stream with a Windows PC?and second, how to get the i Cloud syncing it to work properly because it is sort of flaky to get set up.You need to create these two folders ahead of time, because you will have to set some permissions on them in order for the “upload” sync to work properly.I’m not 100% sure why, but I tried every other option before finding this solution — and there appears to be hundreds of users hitting this same issue (at least at the time of writing this post). So, here are the steps to get this installed and working: 1. You need to create a folder into where the download and upload folders for Photo Stream will live. Once it has finished installing, you will run the control panel.
For me, I keep all my photos in “\Photos” and so I created a folder called “Photostream” within that. Change the permissions of the Photo Stream folder and give full permission to “Everyone”. First login to your i Cloud account and you will be presented with That’s it.This, it appears, is the critical step in order to make the “Uploads” part of the sync to work. You should start to see your Photo Stream loading into the “Downloads” folder and if you copy a photo into “Uploads” you should see it appear on your i Phone and/or i Pad.