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Dock icons become corrupted after adding Windows applications into the Dock

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

ISSUE

After Share Windows applications with Mac option has been enabled in the virtual machine's configuration you see the following dialog: 'Windows applications will be added into the Dock'.

Dock then restarts and some icons appear to be corrupted.

CAUSE

The Dock icons' cache may be corrupted.

RESOLUTION

Please complete the following instructions: Open Applications → Utilities → Terminal and run the following commands:

open /private/var/folders/


Finder window will be opened. Please enter the following file name in the Finder search bar:

com.apple.dock.iconcache


Move this file to Trash and quit the Dock process from Applications → Utilities → Activity Monitor:

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