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There is no psf under the "My network Places" in the Windows XP virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

There is no psf directory under the "My network Places" in the Windows XP virtual machine.

Cause

Such behaviour is considered to be a software issue.

Workaround #1

  1. Download and unzip the DesktopUtilities

  2. In Windows, go to Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\Plugins, move existing DesktopUtilities.dll to another location (say Desktop) and put downloaded DesktopUtilities.dll there.

Workaround #2

Use the "Parallels Shared Folders" shortcut that is being created and placed by default on your Windows desktop. If you do not have such shortcut you may create it using the following:

  • right-click on Desktop area -> New -> Shortcut
  • type the location of the item: \\psf

Refer to the this knowledge base article for additional information if you need to see volumes volumes connected to Mac.




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