Today I upgrade to Catalina 10.15

When I go to Finder and try to open any location that is on my iCloud I get the following message

“Desktop” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found.

Where Desktop is the location I am trying to access


I had the same problem. I fixed it by removing Documents and Desktop from the Finder sidebar and then adding them back.

Here's how to do it

  • Open Finder.
  • On the Finder sidebar, right-click (or Ctrl-click) on Documents and choose Remove from Sidebar. Do the same thing for Desktop.
  • On the menu bar at the top, click Finder and choose Preferences.
  • Click the Sidebar tab at the top.
  • Check the box for Documents and Desktop.
  • Close the Finder Preferences window.

NOTE: I've read that some users have a similar problem that might be related to iCloud and having the Documents and Desktop folders synced there. I don't use iCloud for these things, so I can't say if the problem is also caused by that.

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