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How to get access to the virtual machine hard disks when the virtual machine is turned off?

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  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition

Question

How to get access to the virtual machine hard disks when the virtual machine is turned off?

Answer

  1. Launch Parallels Desktop.
  2. Right-click on the Parallels Desktop icon in the Dock > Click Control Center (virtual machine list in Parallels Desktop 9 and earlier).
  3. Right-click the virtual machine you would like to access > Show in Finder.

  4. In the Finder: Right-click the virtual machine .pvm file > Open with > Parallels Mounter.

  5. Virtual machine hard disks will appear in the Finder Sidebar as external drives.

Note: before running the virtual machine you need to eject virtual machine hard disks from Finder.




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