You need to transfer an existing virtual machine to your new Mac.
When you buy a new Mac, you do not have to install your virtual machine once again - you can just transfer an existing one.
Important: Stop or suspend your virtual machine before following the steps below
Locate the virtual machine on your old Mac hard drive.
Note: in order to transfer a Boot Camp partition, see KB 113658
By default virtual machine files are saved either to the Documents/Parallels folder inside your user folder, or to /Users/Shared/Parallels.
Parallels Desktop virtual machines have a .pvm extension
- Copy the .pvm file to an external hard drive or transfer it via the Network.
- Connect your external hard drive to the destination Mac.
- Copy .pvm file from the external Hard Drive to any folder on the destination Mac.
- Double-click on the .pvm file to start your virtual machine.