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Error 41300: Failed to convert the virtual machine

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I get the following error when trying to convert my virtual machine:

Error 41300: Failed to convert the virtual machine

Possible solutions

If you are trying to convert a VMware Fusion virtual machine:
  • Make sure VMware Fusion virtual machine is not encrypted
  • Try to Split and then "Unsplit" the VMware Fusion virtual machine hard disk in virtual machine settings before converting it to a Parallels Desktop virtual machine
  • The VMware virtual machine file name may contain unsupported symbols like '/', '*','&' or different - rename the virtual machine and try to convert it again.

Make sure your Virtual Machine is hard disk errors free
  • Run chkdsk (checkdisk) utility in your Windows virtual machine to fix possible hard disk issues and try to convert it again.

Make sure your Mac has enough hard disk space
  • Make sure that there is at least twice more free space on your destination hard disk than the source virtual machine's size.
  • Restart Parallels Desktop and try to restart the conversion.

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