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How to automatically open file from Finder with Windows program?

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

  • When I double-click on the file in Finder (e.g. Book.xlsx) I want it to be opened with Microsoft Windows Office Excel program installed in my Windows virtual machine (or with any other program from Windows).

Cause

Resolution

  1. Please enter file properties: Right-click on the file -> Get Info.

  2. Under Open with: menu please open drop-down menu and choose needed program. If you have several virtual machines with the same program, you will find a virtual machine name in brackets next to the program name:

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NOTE: If you cannot find your program from the virtual machine in the drop-down menu, please make sure that option 'Share Windows applications with Mac' in enabled in virtual machine configuration window -> Options -> Applications




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