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Unable to see Mac Shared folder in Windows

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Symptoms

I am not able to see files in Windows that are physically located in the Mac Shared folder (/Users/Shared).

Cause

The Mac files located in the Shared folder have the /Users/Shared/ physical path but only Home directory that has /Users/yourUserName/ path is shared in the virtual machine configuration.

Resolution

You may choose on of the following options:

I. Set up "custom" shared folder.

  • Go to the Virtual Machine menu > Configure > Options tab > Sharing > click on Custom Folders... > click on '+' > navigate to MacintoshHD -> Users -> Shared, choose Shared folder.

  • In Windows click on "Parallels Shared folders" shortcut located on the Desktop or go to Widnows Explorer > Network, here you will see Shared folder with all its contents.

OR

II. Choose to share all Mac disks option.

  • Go to the Virtual Machine menu > Configure > Options tab > Sharing > choose All discs under the Share folders.

  • In Windows click on "Parallels Shared folders" shortcut or go to Windows Explorer > Network, here you will see Host > click on it and choose Users > Shared

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