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How to isolate a virtual machine from Mac

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  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

When a virtual machine is isolated from Mac OS, folders, profiles, applications and external drives are not shared between two operating systems. In general, it becomes impossible to copy a file from one operating system to another. Isolating a virtual machine provides the highest level of security by not allowing possibly compromised items from one operating system to come into contact with the other.

To isolate a virtual machine, please do the following:

  1. Open virtual machine's configuration.
  2. Open Security tab.
  3. Enable Isolate Mac from Windows option:

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