Missing files from Desktop and Documents in Windows virtual machine

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Symptoms

Cause

Parallels Shared Folders tool is enabled, which synchronizes your Mac OS X Desktop with Windows Desktop (as well as other user profile folders like Documents, Downloads etc.)

Resolution

Please go to virtual machine configuration window: How to get to the Virtual Machine's Configuration

Enter Options tab -> Sharing for configuring shared profile.

You may either disable the profile at all by disabling 'Share Mac user folders with Windows' or to choose which folders you want to be synchronized between Mac and Windows -> click 'Configure...'

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After disabling shared profile please reboot Windows virtual machine. Your missing files will be shown on the Desktop.

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