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My Parallels virtual machines' icons are all blank after installing Parallels Desktop 10

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

After upgrading to Parallels Desktop 10 my Parallels virtual machines' icons are displayed blank in the finder.

The QuickLook icon in the Spotlight is also blank.

Cause

VMware Fusion installed alongside with Parallels Desktop breaks the file associations and icons for the Parallels Desktop virtual machines.

Resolution

  1. Go to Finder > Applications folder > Utilities. Open Terminal.
  2. Copy and paste the following command into the Terminal window:

    sudo /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain system -domain local -domain user
    
  3. Log out from your user account
  4. Log in to your user account.



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