- unable to share Windows disks with Mac
- can't access Windows folders/files from Mac
Parallels Desktop fails to mount Windows disks on the Mac because "hosts" file was manually changed.
Open Mac Terminal from Applications/Utilities/ directory and execute the following command:
if you see the following string, then this article doesn't apply to you:
if this line is commented:
or is not presented, please proceed further.
Execute the following command to open the file in the text editor vim:
sudo vim /private/etc/hosts
Enter your Mac administrator password when prompted (you will not be able to see the symbols you type).
Press i button to enter in Insert mode and modify the file.
Once done press esc, type :wq and hit Enter combination to save the changes and quit vim:
- Repeat steps 1-4 for /etc/hosts file.