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Can I use my VMware virtual machine in Parallels Desktop?

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

With Parallels Desktop for Mac you can use Windows that you set up using VMware Fusion, Microsoft Virtual PC, and Virtualbox.


  • Please make sure you deleted previous tools from your virtual machine (old Parallels Tools or VMware tools, etc.)
  • Fully Shut down your virtual machine - do not suspend the virtual machine and do not put it in hibernate mode.

    1. Open Parallels Desktop (in the Applications folder) and choose File > Open.
    2. Select the Windows data file you want to import, then click Open.

      • Parallels Desktop data files end with .pvm.
      • VMware files end with .vm (.vmx for older versions).
      • Virtual PC files end with .vmc.
      • VirtualBox files end with .xml or .vbox.

      You can also simply drag a Parallels .pvm file to the Parallels Virtual Machines list to add it to Parallels Desktop.

    3. Start Windows.
    4. Choose Actions > Install Parallels Tools and follow the onscreen instructions.

I converted my VM to Parallels, but I have an issue

  • #112419: Error 41300: Failed to convert the virtual machine

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