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I received an "The application cannot be started" error message after upgrading to Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

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  • Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

Symptoms

After upgrading to Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, you may receive one of the following error messages when trying to open an application in your Windows virtual machine (VM):

The application cannot be started. 
The application is installed in a virtual machine that cannot be located. Make sure that the virtual machine hasn't been deleted or moved to another location.

Resolution

Please install the latest fixed update build by following the direct download link below:

Parallels Desktop 12.0.1-41296

For additional information about the complete list of resolved issues, check the following article:

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac updates summary

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Unable to locate the .pvm;

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unable to locate the pvm

Virtual Machine files cannot be located

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