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SD card recognized in Windows Virtual Machine as a Local Disk.

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

External USB SuperDrive connected to my MacBook Pro. SanDisk Card inserted.

It shows in Windows as psf folder (as expected)

If I will pass it directly to Windows (Devices > Exteranl Devices > 'name of device') its recognized as Local Disk. It should be recognized as a removable storage - it worked in the past.

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Cause

External disks feature passing block device directly to Guest OS as a USB drive, the type of Host device has not been saved.

Resolution

  1. Open your virtual machine's Configuration > Hardware > Boot Order.

  2. Add the following boot flag into the Boot flags field:

    devices.usb.msc_rmb=1

  3. Check the issue.



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