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.][1]

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, 2015 at 3:29
  • Ya I've done that many times I'm really not sure what to do. Mar 27, 2015 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, 2015 at 15:43

2 Answers 2


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.


It looks like that you've used incompatible version of CleanMyMac 2. Please contact us for further instructions: [email protected]

Regards, MacPaw Support.

  • 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. May 18, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 at 17:12

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