In the Finder windows, the iCloud Drive and Downloads icons are missing from my sidebar. I use CleanMyMac 2 could that have deleted the icons by mistake?

I have rebooted the icons are still gone. This is what it looks like.

Yosemite 10.10.2 MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)

How can I get these icons back? Any idea what caused them to go away in the first place?


Can't I just drag the iCloud Drive icon into the info panel and change the icon like that? If so where can I find the original icon from?

  • did you reset your finder? use alt+cmd+esc than select Finder relaunch. And get rid off the CleanmyMac. – Ruskes Mar 26 '15 at 3:29
  • Ya I've done that many times I'm really not sure what to do. – Ilya Vorobyev Mar 27 '15 at 5:46
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    We do not know what you have done already, so to spare us time please list it in your question. – Ruskes Mar 27 '15 at 15:43

This generally happens when you've used a utility that changes your sidebar icons to colorized versions. iCloud Drive and Downloads do not use the standard icon format. These products are based on a SIMBL plugin called ColorfulSidebar that does not recognize the non-standard format. Even if you've changed the icons back to the non-colorized versions, the routine that changes the icons may still be running. You have to totally disable the software that colorized the icons.

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It looks like that you've used incompatible version of CleanMyMac 2. Please contact us for further instructions: support@macpaw.com

Regards, MacPaw Support.

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  • In its current form, this really only provides a reason, but not a fix. Please edit the answer to include a solution for the OP. – Lynn Crumbling May 18 '15 at 14:26
  • Fix would be good - there have been a few of these issues posted, none with any solution as yet. – Tetsujin May 18 '15 at 14:35
  • This isn't delete worthy since it does in effect say you need the vendor's support to craft a specific solution. Better would be if they could link to an article or explain what version is compatible and/or if there are documented requirements or self help that could be edited into this post. – bmike May 18 '15 at 17:12

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