How to access Windows files from Mac in Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac

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In Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac we have redesigned this feature making it more natural - now your virtual machine is available for access in Shared menu as a standalone network computer:


The new feature design brings the following benefits:

Add Windows disks to Favorites

You can easily add Windows disks to Favorites using the following instructions:

  1. Make sure that all Devices and Shared items are enabled in Finder preferences > Sidebar
  2. In Finder open Shared items, locate your virtual machine and connect to it
  3. In Finder open your Mac computer item > drag and drop Windows disk to Favorites

Access Windows disks from Mac Desktop

To have a permanent access to Windows disks from Mac desktop make sure that 'Connected servers' item is enabled in Finder preferences > General, locate Windows disk on the Desktop and create an alias using the context menu.

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