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:
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\ Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_convert /<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
/Applications/Parallels\ Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_convert /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.)