I have installed or upgraded to macOS 10.12 Sierra, and I want to enable Store files from Documents and Desktop in iCloud Drive option, but I don't want my virtual machine to be stored in iCloud, as it takes too much disk space.
- I want to exclude my virtual machine(s) from being stored in iCloud Drive.
The default folder for Parallels virtual machines is Documents.
Move your virtual machines to another location
- Quit Parallels Desktop for Mac
- Open Finder > navigate to Documents > Parallels
Open another Finder window with the directory where you want to move your virtual machine(s). We recommend you create a Parallels folder in home user directory.
Drag and drop the virtual machine bundle from current directory to the new one.
IMPORTANT: Double-click the virtual machine bundle after moving it to the new directory to register it in Parallels Desktop for Mac.
- Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud > (enable iCloud Drive) > Options... > check Desktop & Documents Folders option > click Done.
Change the default folder for the new virtual machines
To change the default folder for the new virtual machines, go to Parallels Desktop menu > Preferences... > General, and specify desired location for the new virtual machines.
NOTE: For the new users who install Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac on macOS 10.12 Sierra the default folder for virtual machines will be