"Windows cannot access \Mac\Home\Desktop" notification pops up every time Windows virtual machine (VM) starts.
MacOs Terminal shows result similar to the following (when executing ls -la for default username location):
Incorrect macOs Desktop folder synchronization settings.
Desktop folder location isn't default. By default,
Desktop location is
Such issue might occur as a result of syncing your Mac
Desktop folder with some third party cloud application.
Method 1 (Easy way):
Start Parallels Desktop
Open virtual machine configuration > switch to Options tab > Sharing tab > Click on Configure; then uncheck Desktop
- That is it! Error message is now gone from your Windows VM.
Method 2 (Advanced way):
Remove incorrect symilinks
Make sure that
Desktop folder is actually located in
Start the Terminal (Finder > Applications > Utilities) and execute the following command:
Note corresponding path for your original macOs
(In this test case it's a link to a Dropbox location:
Make sure you original
Desktopfolder is copied to a backup location.
For our test case we copied
/Users/parallesls/Dropbox/Desktop/folder to some safe location.
In Terminal windows execute following commands one by one :
sudo rm -rf ~/Desktop
Desktopfolder to it's default location.
In Terminal windows execute:
sudo cp -r /Users/parallesls/Dropbox/Desktop ~/Desktop sudo rm -rf /Users/parallesls/Dropbox/Desktop
Restart your Mac.
- That is it!