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How do I find my virtual machine on Mac?

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


There are several ways to find your virtual machine on Mac.

Using OS X Spotlight

By default OS X Spotlight indexes all the files on your Mac including virtual machine bundles.

Simply hit Spotlight icon (a magnifying glass on the right side of OS X menu bar) and type pvm:

Using Finder

In Mac Os X 10.11 (El Capitan) or earlier

In macOs 10.12 (Sierra)

Using Parallels Desktop

You also can locate a virtual machine via Parallels Desktop Control Center (Virtual Machines List in older versions).

  • Right-click on Parallels Desktop icon in Dock and choose Control Center (Virtual Machines List):

  • Right-click on the virtual machine and choose Show in Finder:

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