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DVD Drive sharing is not working

  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition


I have several DVD drives on my Mac. I am unable to share these DVD drives with Windows Virtual Machine.


VM misconfiguration.


  1. Start Parallels Desktop and do not start the Virtual Machine.
  2. At the Mac menu tool bar go to Actions > Configure > Hardware tab.
  3. Remove all CD/DVD drives in the sidebar by clicking '-' sign.
  4. Re-add them to Virtual Machine Configuration one-by-one via clicking on the '+' and select CD/DVD.
  5. Enable the "Connected" option - CD/DVD drive will be automatically connected to the Virtual Machine on its startup.
  6. To emulate the virtual CD/DVD drive, you can connect one of the*physical CD/DVD drives* on your Mac or a CD/DVD image file to the virtual machine.
  7. Start the virtual machine and check if CD/DVD works in VM.

For more information please follow the steps from this article

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