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I've spend few days to find a solution for that, but I still can't do anything about this.
I've moved from Sierra into High Sierra 10.13.5 (17F77) and have a problem with syncing photos. I've created a new photo library on my second HDD and changed settings to get all my photos from iCloud but photos app gets only shared albums.
I've tried to reboot a PC, delete photo library, create it on system disk, delete com.apple.cloudphotosd, stop photo analysis and media analysis processes, close and open photos app and wait few days, but it still not working.
BTW - I've found purgeable space on my system partition. What could it be?
Do you have any ideas?

First it shows me "Updating..."
photos_app_updating.png


Next it changes to "Updating 10 256 Items":
photos_app_updating_items.png


That's my iCloud settings:
photos_icloud.png


And that's my system partition info:
macOS_partition.png
 
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I have same problem on 10.13.6 (17G65) - no network activity. Force closed Photo agent process but not working at all.
 
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I had a similar problem however I changed mine from
"Download Originals"
to
"Optimize Mac Storage"

Then after 10-20 mintues the updating finished and I saw all my photos.
 
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POSSIBLE SOLUTION / QUICK FIX:
You are probably using a WiFi stick, right ? Try this:

1. Open photos app
2. Add ethernet cable from router to your Hackintosh
3. Remove WiFi stick from Hackintosh (simply unplug it)

The photos app should start to sync / download photos INSTANTLY :)
No idea why exactly, seems like the photos app doesn't like Wifi connections somehow.
 
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tried this:
Code:
rm -rf "~/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/Application Support/com.apple.cloudphotosd" && sudo killall cloudphotosd
that did trigger some cloudphotosd activity, which can be observed in the console app (filter for "Process" == "cloudphotosd")
 
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POSSIBLE SOLUTION / QUICK FIX:
You are probably using a WiFi stick, right ? Try this:

1. Open photos app
2. Add ethernet cable from router to your Hackintosh
3. Remove WiFi stick from Hackintosh (simply unplug it)

The photos app should start to sync / download photos INSTANTLY :)
No idea why exactly, seems like the photos app doesn't like Wifi connections somehow.
My computer is far from the router, there is no way I can plug an ethernet cable on my Hackintosh :(

Is there any way to "trick" the system to accept the WiFi dongle?
 

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My computer is far from the router, there is no way I can plug an ethernet cable on my Hackintosh
Google Powerline ethernet over mains.
 
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I had this problem, and couldn't find a solution for some time.
Going through the log files led me to deleting ~/library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd.
this seemed to work so far.
 
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For me I had a torrent client on. It would start downloading a few and then pause. Try quitting all applications and then starting again.
 
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