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Parallels Shared Profile notification pops up every time Windows virtual machine starts

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition
  • Parallels Desktop Lite

Symptoms

  • Parallels Shared Profile notification pops up every time Windows virtual machine starts.

Cause

  • Windows misconfiguration.

Resolution

  • Method 1:

    1. Take snapshot of your virtual machine by going to Mac menu bar > Actions > Take Snapshot...

    2. Download sp_correct.reg. Save it inside Windows virtual machine in the location where you would easily find it.

    3. Double click on the sp_correct.reg and apply registry changes.

    4. Restart your Windows virtual machine.
  • Method 2:

    1. Start Parallels Desktop. Do not start your Virtual Machine or shut it down if it is running.

    2. Go to your Virtual Machine's Configuration > Security > disable Isolate Windows from Mac option.

    3. Start your Virtual Machine, Start menu > Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Parallels Tools.

    4. Once Parallels Tools are removed, reboot Windows and install Parallels Tools.

    5. Repeat step 2, but enable Isolate Windows from Mac option this time.
  • Method 3:

    1. Take snapshot of your virtual machine by going to Mac menu bar > Actions > Take Snapshot...

    2. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Parallels Tools\Plugins and delete SharedProfile.dll file.

      Note: If a deny error message appears, end prl_cc.exe process in Task Manager (right-click on Task Bar > Task Manager). If you are still not able to delete the file, please proceed with the instructions below:

    3. Create a new folder inside of Plugins folder and move SharedProfile.dll file to it.

    4. Press OK on the pop up message to relogin.



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