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Error 41300: Failed to convert the virtual machine

  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
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I cannot convert my VMware virtual machine, getting the following error message:

    Error 41300: Failed to convert the 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 /, *, & - 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:

    There should be 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.

If the above-mentioned steps do not help, try to convert the virtual machine using the Terminal commands:

  • start the Terminal on your Mac (Finder/Applications/Utilities)
  • execute the following command and hit Return:

    /Applications/Parallels\ /<path to .vhd> --no-src-check --no-reconfig

Please note that instead of <path to .vhd> you need to write down the actual path to your virtual machine .vhd file.


    /Applications/Parallels\ /Volumes/500gb\ 1/WIN-8.VHD --no-src-check --no-reconfig

(Please note you can drag&drop you virtual machine's .vhd file to the Terminal instead of typing the way to the file.)

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