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Security Warning appears when I open a project in Visual Studio 2015

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

  • I am trying to open Visual Studio 2015 project from my Documents, but Visual Studio shows me security warning:

Cause

Parallels Desktop Sharing Profile is enabled in the virtual machine's configuration by default. That's why the Documents folder of your Windows user account is "looking" into OS X Documents folder, being a network share folder.

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Visual Studio detects that you are opening a project from a network share which is unstursted by the default Studio's settings.

Resolution

Option #1

You may disable sharing options for the Documents folder of your Windows virtual machine:

  1. Open virtual machine's configuration window -> Options -> Sharing -> Configure... -> uncheck the Documents folder and click OK.

  2. Sign off your Windows user account and sign back in to apply changes.

  3. Now your Documents in Windows are stored within the virtual machine's hard drive.

Option #2

In Visual Studio go to Tools tab -> Options… -> Projects and Solutions -> General -> uncheck the Warn user when the project location is not trusted option -> click OK.

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