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Can't find virtual machine in Spotlight

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

Symptoms

Virtual machine files (*.pvm) are not shown in Spotlight.

Cause

Spotlight misconfiguration in System Preferences.

Resolution

  1. Go to Apple logo > System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results and make sure that Documents box is checked.

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  2. Be sure that the files are located in the ~/Documents/Parallels/ directory.



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