New "Mac Files" folder on desktop after upgrading to PD16

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Rob Grayson, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Rob Grayson

    Rob Grayson Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    Longtime user of PD, which I use to run a Windows 10 VM on my Mac.

    A few days ago I upgraded to the latest version of PD (16). Since then, a new folder has appeared on the desktop of my Windows 10 VM, called "Mac Files". It contains links to the Dropbox, Home and iCloud locations on my Mac. If I right-click on the folder, a "Delete" option is available; however, the folder reappears next time I restart PD16.

    Why has this folder suddenly appeared, and more importantly, how can I permanently get rid of it.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. StanislavZ

    StanislavZ Parallels Developers

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    What is your guest OS?
     
  3. Rob Grayson

    Rob Grayson Bit Poster

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    Windows 10, as I said.
     
  4. StanislavZ

    StanislavZ Parallels Developers

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    Sorry. This is strange and should not be the case.
    This folder will be removed if you disable all Mac-Windows file sharing.
    Or you can try importing attached reg file in guest OS.
     

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  5. Rob Grayson

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    Well, I don't want to disable all file sharing.
    How do I import the file? Might doing so have any unwanted side-effects?
     
  6. StanislavZ

    StanislavZ Parallels Developers

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    Download, unpack if needed, then transfer it to Windows and double-click on it
     
  7. Rob Grayson

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    OK, but what about the second part of my question: are there any potential unwanted side-effects/risks to installing this file? What exactly does it contain?
     
  8. StanislavZ

    StanislavZ Parallels Developers

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    It contains only what you need: removal of Mac Files desktop icon.
     
  9. Rob Grayson

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    OK, thanks.
     

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