Windows cannot access \Mac\Home\Desktop notification pops up every time Windows virtual machine (VM) starts.
MacOS Terminal shows a result similar to the following (when executing ls -la for default username location):
Incorrect macOS Desktop folder synchronization settings.
Your macOS Desktop folder location is not default.
By default, Desktop location is /Users/your username/Desktop where /your username/ is the name of your Mac user account (e.g. /Users/John/Desktop).
- Your Desktop folder is replaced with a third party cloud application symilink.
Start Parallels Desktop. Do not start your virtual machine or shut it down if it is running.
Open its Configuration -> General. Make sure that the type of the virtual machine matches the type of guest OS installed.
Start your virtual machine, go to Start -> Control Panel > Programs and Features and remove Parallels Tools.
- Once Parallels Tools are removed, reboot Windows and install Parallels Tools back.
Method 2 (Advanced):
Remove incorrect symilinks
Make sure that Desktop folder is actually located in /Users/your username)
Start Terminal (Finder > Applications > Utilities) and execute the following command:
Note corresponding path to your original macOS Desktop folder.
In this test case it is a link to the Dropbox location.
Make sure your original Desktop folder is copied to a backup location.
In our test case we copied /Users/parallels/Dropbox/Desktop/ folder to the safe location.
In Terminal window execute the command:
Copy macOS Desktop folder to its default location.
In Terminal window execute:
mv ~/Dropbox/Desktop ~/