Using Shared Profile

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Parallels Desktop provides close integration between your Mac operating system and Windows guest operating system. You can access certain Mac folders directly from Windows and vice versa. To use this functionality, you should have Parallels Tools installed in the virtual machine and the Isolate Mac from Windows option should be disabled in the Security tab.

Note: To enable Shared Profile functionality, you must share all Mac disks or at least your Mac Home folder. You can configure the necessary sharing settings on the Sharing pane using Share folders option.

If Shared Profile functionality is activated, you can choose one of the following options:

When Shared Profile is enabled, the virtual machine's desktop will display the icons present on the Mac OS X Desktop,and the My Documents folder will contain items stored in the Documents folder on your Mac. The other folders will behave in a similar way.

To enable and configure Shared Profile, use the Sharing pane of virtual machine configuration:

Disabling Shared Profile

You can disable Shared Profile either by disabling Shared Profile in the Shared Profile pane or by disabling Mac folders sharing at runtime or in virtual machine Configuration.

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