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How to automatically open file from Finder with Windows program?

  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition


  • When I double-click on the file in Finder (e.g. Book.xlsx) I want it to be opened with Microsoft Windows Office Excel program installed in my Windows virtual machine (or with any other program from Windows).



  1. Please enter file properties: Right-click on the file -> Get Info.

  2. Under Open with: menu please open drop-down menu and choose needed program. If you have several virtual machines with the same program, you will find a virtual machine name in brackets next to the program name:

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NOTE: If you cannot find your program from the virtual machine in the drop-down menu, please make sure that option 'Share Windows applications with Mac' in enabled in virtual machine configuration window -> Options -> Applications

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