How to get access to the virtual machine hard disks when the virtual machine is turned off?

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Question

How to get access to the virtual machine hard disks when the virtual machine is turned off?

Answer

  1. Launch Parallels Desktop.
  2. Right-click on the Parallels Desktop icon in the Dock > Click Control Center (virtual machine list in Parallels Desktop 9 and earlier).
  3. Right-click the virtual machine you would like to access > Show in Finder.

  4. In the Finder: Right-click the virtual machine .pvm file > Open with > Parallels Mounter.

  5. Virtual machine hard disks will appear in the Finder Sidebar as external drives.

Note: before running the virtual machine you need to eject virtual machine hard disks from Finder.

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