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Software providing hardware virtualisation of various operating systems for OS X.

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Cannot drag a window in Catalina Beta

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta in a virtual machine on Parallels Desktop for Mac version 15.0.0. I installed the Beta on top of Mojave what was working well within the VM. Unfortunately, ...
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Turn off and disable the “Coherence” feature of Parallels Desktop for Mac

On Parallels 15.0.0, I have accidentally triggered the "Coherence" feature within a VM running macOS Catalina as a guest on my macOS Mojave host. Now the apps are opening in within native windows on ...
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What practical options exist for running 32-bit applications on Catalina (macOS 10.15)?

After I had a disturbing discussion with an Apple engineer I realized that Catalina is heading at us like a freight train right now - and not necessarily in a good way, but acceptation is going to be ...
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How can I reconnect a USB device (NOT A STORAGE DEVICE) without physically unplugging?

So I'm using Windows on Parallels Desktop for some application. After I disconnect the USB device from the virtual machine, it is not automatically connected back to macOS. I can still see the device ...
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Uninstalling Parallels Desktop 14 - Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too?

When installing Parallels Desktop For Mac version 14.1.3, I was prompted for a password. I assume that means some kernel extensions or drivers were installed into macOS. The official Uninstall ...
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Exchange clipboard only with a virtual machine running in Parallels 14

I am using Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac, running Ubuntu in the VM, with Parallels special software installed within Ubuntu. Out of security concerns, I always turn on the Configuration setting on ...
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Is it possible to have 10Gigabit network support on a macOS VM?

We're looking to have macOS VMs running on Mac Mini hosts (and maybe Mac Pro hosts once they're out). Is it possible to have the VMs connected at 10Gig ethernet by using something like a Sonnet 10G ...
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how to open file type with app on remote machine via apple script app as default app for file type

I would like to set the default file association for a file type (PDF) to an Apple Script app. The Apple Script app will open the file type on a remote machine (using remote Apple events) with a ...
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How do I run virtual machines in Parallels Lite on Mojave?

I downloaded Parallels Lite from the App Store. Even though Parallels Lite claims to be free if you want to run Linux virtual machines, the only thing I see is this: This is what the help says: ...
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Running Snow Leopard Server in Parallels under Yosemite

I am running Yosemite on a 2010 MacPro. I have a number of programs whose last OS was Snow Leopard, so I frequently boot into SL to run them. I'd read that I can run Snow Leopard Server in a virtual ...
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Is it safe to use shared dirs for different virtual OS in MAC?

I am using mac and I have installed Parellels Desktop with two virtual machines (ubuntu and windows). I can see whole mac directory structure from those virtual machines. My question is, can I make ...
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Advanced Mac file restrictions?

Is there some sort of software or feature that grants us a more granular ACLs for files? We are going to start deploying Macbooks to our users for the first time. Each MacBook will have Parallels ...
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Hide Parallels's VM icon from the dock

Parallels includes a mode called Coherence, where software from the guest OS is launched as if it were a native macOS app. This means their windows are rendered separately, each occupying an icon in ...
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can't boot into windows 10 bootcamp but partition is still good

I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 running High Sierra and I installed Windows 10 using bootcamp. I had duet display installed on both HS and Win10, and I installed Parallels Desktop 14 on the MacOS side ...
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How do I access, from a Parallels VM, an HTTP server running on the Mac host on port 8000?

I have a Parallels VM which I'm using to test Internet Explorer and Edge. It's set to use a "shared network", and I can ping the host Mac (via ping 10.211.55.2). I've set up my hosts file as follows: ...
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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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Bootcamp windows partition not accessible from parallels

I installed windows 10 pro into my mac (MacBook Pro Mid 2015 - macOS Mojave v10.14.4) from Bootcamp. It was successful! Then I created a partition (Drive D) in the windows instance using windows's ...
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Is it possible to set up a Serial COM ports (pipe) using Parallels Desktop?

I want to setup a serial COM port (pipe) using Parallels Desktop for kernel debugging between Windows VMs. Using VirtualBox it is easy to configure the VM with serial COM ports; however, Parallels ...
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How to keystroke inside parallels virtual machine?

I have windows 10 installed on my mac using parallels desktop. I want to send a key combination to windows machine for navigating between browser tabs (opened inside virtual window 10) from mac using ...
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Boot Win from another computer on mac using external disk and Parallels?

I have Win 7 laptop and mbp. I removed disk from Win laptop and plugged on mbp as external disk. Windows 7 is on NTFS partition. Since I have NTFS for Mac by Paragon I can read/write to that partition....
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disable the windows key in parallels 14

If I press CMD then the start menu repeatedly flies open. It is really annoying, so I need to stop this. How do I disable the windows key in Parallels 14??
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Repeated Corrupt Parallels .PVM file

I have a case where my Parallels .PVM file appears to become corrupt. This has happened 3 times over the past 9 months. I’m wondering if this is possibly a hardware issue. Here is the normal course ...
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Internet dies on MBP 15 2017 the moment I start Windows on Parallels

This is the weirdest problem that I have ever faced. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2017 (MPTR2LL/A ?, running on MacOS 10.14.1), and I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp (dual boot) and then ...
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Parallels with Windows 10 VM automatically shuts down after 30-40 min

I have Parallels on my Macbook Pro. I'm have Windows 10 VM inside it and few month ago I noticed that it's shutting down by itself when I'm working in it. It's very annoying so I searched logs and ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro frequently add another hour to the clock

20 minutes ago my new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018 - OS Version 10.14.1 (18B75)) showed that it's 10:37 and now it shows the time s 11:57 (10:57 is the correct time given that I set the timezone to UTC+...
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Stuck installing Windows on a Mac

Can you guys help? I decided to install VM rather than bootcamp. But I'm having an issue (Mac High Sierra) I tried installing Parallel, VirtualBox, and VMFusion, but all of them fail It looks like a ...
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Kernel panics due to Parallels Desktop or Apple's own problem with graphics controller?

Twice this week my MacBook Pro Retina has suffered kernel panics for the first time after years of faithful service. This coincides with me upgrading and beginning to use Parallels 14.0.1, so I ...
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Parallels 14 with macOS Mojave has extra volume mounted named “Install macOS Mojave”

I successfully installed macOS Mojave as a guest OS on Parallels 14.0.1. I installed by using the Parallels Control Center, choosing File > New > Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file ...
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Virtualization software options for macOS

I want to play Alto's Adventure for free on my Mac so I installed Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac using Virtual Box, but Alto's Adventure crashes in Virtual Box even if it give the maximum amount ...
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Running the memz virus on a parallels vm: safe?

I have a copy of the memz virus, and have parallels windows vm. What I'm wondering, is if I run memz.exe/bin (not memz-clean.exe/bin), will I screw up the mac that I'm running the vm on? Thanks
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How to improve Parallels disk access on PCIe SSD?

I am running High Sierra and a PCIe AHCI SSD and the latest version of Parallels Desktop 14 running Windows 10. My SSD benchmarks at around 1,060MB/s read and 800MB/s write on the Mac. However, in ...
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Should virtualize within MacOS or use a Hypervisor like VMWARE ESXi

I have a Mac Mini late 2012, 16GB ram with 500GB disk, multiple (3) gigabit NICs, and some external USB3.0 drives. My requirements for guest OS are: One Macos High Sierra with Server.app One ...
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Importing Linux and Windows Dual Boot from Parallels

I am looking at triple booting my Mac soon with macOS, Linux and Windows. I also want Linux and Windows available as a virtual machine. At the moment, I have Windows dual booted and have imported it ...
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How to prevent LAN overload triggered by running Win10 in a Parallels VM?

I have a strange problem on our LAN. Recently we included a Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12.6), and it has installed a Parallels VM with Win10. Our network speed is 50/50 Mbps, but every time the Win10 ...
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Windows 10 VM Freezes in Parallels 13 - Windows 7 VMs are OK

For years I have run Windows 7 VMs using Parallels on the Mac without any problems I have recently virtualised a Windows 10 laptop to a virtual machine using the Parallels tools - this VM freezes ...
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Parallels 13 internet speed is slower than the MacBook pro speed

How do I get the internet speed on the virtual machine the same as the Mac book internet speed? The Mac speed is 300-400 and the virtual machine is 70-120.
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Prevent restarting Mac by accident

I recently tried different keystrokes to regain control of my mouse/keyboard from parallels, and I pressed something that cause my Mac to start shutting down. It didn't prompt me to confirm that I ...
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Securely allow SSH from Parallels to Host MacOS w/o risking Network threats?

I want to enable SSH on OSX from only my Parallels VM. My fear is that by opening SSH I'm putting my host OS at risk for remote exploitation. How can I configure MacOS to only allow connections ...
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Parrot OS install in Parallels on Mac

I have been using VirtualBox for years to run Windows and many Linux distributions but recently I purchased the Parallels program and am currently porting over all my virtual boxes. All of them work ...
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How can I setup my Macbook Pro (2017) & Parallels to use all function keys?

I'm running Windows 10 in Parallels on my brand new 2017 Macbook Pro. While at work, I have two attached monitors and an old clicky Windows keyboard. The problem is that I can't get Parallels to ...
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Shortcut of zooming out in Windows in Parallels Desktop

I have a french keyboard. I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop under Mac. In Mac, in Chrome we use cmd + = and cmd + - to zoom in and zoom out. It is the same in VS Code. But in Windows, it ...
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Access Windows' shared network from Mac

I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop in my Mac. Here is the sharing setting of Parallels Desktop: In the navigation bar of File Explorer of Windows, we can see and enter a network ...
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How can I stop Parallels Desktop from listing Apps from a VM available in Spotlight?

I'm trying to stop Windows apps installed on a VM in Parallels from appearing in Spotlight search results on the host Mac. System details: Mac OS: 10.12.6 Parallels Desktop Business Edition Version: ...
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Make Hard Drive appear as Bootcamp for Parallels

Parallels Dekstop 13.0.1 BE won't let me add a Physical Internal HDD to the VM system. There is a SATA HardDrive in my system with a GPT partition table and a big (2TB) NTFS partition. I use it when ...
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Can AppleScript be able to click the menu extra of a 3rd-party app?

Many 3rd-party apps have small menu icons at the top-right corner of the menu bar such as Evernote, iStat, Parallels Desktop and so on. I tried to write some AppleScripts to click those menu icons, ...
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keyboard shortcuts on parallels desktop running ubuntu

I am running: MacOS High Sierra on a 2016 TB MBP. >> App: Parallels Desktop 12. >> VM: Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I only use the terminal of the Linux VM to communicate with robotic hardware. When I use ...
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External disk drive no longer visible when using Parallels

My MacMini Late 2012 has a 1Tb external USB drive, which I use as the main data store (the internal 256Gb SSD being too small). I have been running parallels on this Mac for years and both native Mac ...
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Does Parallel still allow booting from a Bootcamp partition with HIgh Sierra?

Will I be able to create a Bootcamp partition that I can boot into from Parallels once I've upgraded to High Sierra?
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What's the “choose an application to associate with” window in MacOS?

I run Outlook 2016 for Windows inside a Parallels Desktop (latest version, currently 12.2.1) Windows 10 VM. Occasionally when WiFi is slow, Outlook for Windows shows a dialog box along the lines of "...
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Block level copy a NTFS data drive in a Mac Pro to a new, empty drive

Is there a way I can perform a block level copy of an NTFS data drive (used in Parallels) to a new empty drive? The source drive is a 750GB NTFS formatted drive used for backing up files from a ...