When I try to open a file on a Mac side using Windows application (for example .xls file ->'Open With'->'Excel.app') nothing happens.
Virtual Machine is running, application does not open, my action has no effect.
Shared Applications feature is enabled in Virtual machine Configuration > Options > Applications.
Sometimes .app packages created by Parallels Desktop lose links to their Virtual Machine counterparts.
Start your Windows Virtual Machine and launch the necessary Windows application
- On the Mac side right-click the file you want to open with Windows app and choose 'Open With' -> relevant app
You want to open an .xls (Excel) file located on the Mac Desktop with Microsoft Excel
You start your Windows Virtual Machine and launch Microsoft Excel (empty workbook)
- On the Mac side you locate the .xls file, right-click on it and choose Open With... -> Microsoft Excel (your Virtual machine name)
Application should now be properly registered. "Open with" feature should now work as intended.