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

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Ubuntu Server VM on macOS and web servers

I use Parallels Desktop for my M1 Mac with Ubuntu Server ARM installed in the VM I made. I installed apache2, Node.js and npm on this VM, and it works, only on my Mac (when visiting the private IP of ...
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Performance on Parallels shared folders

I using windows 10 x64 virtual machine on Parallels on macos on macbook pro 16" 16G of memory (last year model). I configured the vm to use all CPU 16 cores and 6G of memory. On windows I do Qt/C+...
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Parallels Desktop: Option not available: “Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition”

I'm on a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur 11.3.1 Fresh trial install of Parallels Desktop 16.5.0 Pro Edition I'm not seeing the option "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition", as described in ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host? [closed]

On an Intel Mac it was possible and legal to run a "Mac-on-Mac" VM, i.e. to run macOS within a virtual machine hypervisor running on macOS. Does any product or demonstration exist for the ...
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Display virtual adapters in network settings

I've configured a host only adapter in Parallels Desktop. If I type ifconfig in the terminal that network adapter is listed in the output like: ... bridge101: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,...
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Parallels VM: Is there a way to run a script on the host when launching a VM?

My Parallels VM is configured to use some network services on the host mac via the virtual network, but as the virtual network is not up when the mac host's services are started at boot they aren't ...
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3 linux server guests on parallels using a shared network all retain the same ip address

All three guests are getting the same ip address, while i believe they should all be getting one each. I've tried numerous things and at times they do get different ips but when i restart a guest they ...
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macOS Big Sur menu bar color on Parallels

Having macOS Big Sur installed in Parallels, I'm trying hard to change menu bar color according to the wallpaper used. This is needed to debug an issue with some macOS application. And, seeing clearly ...
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Does high-availability VM for Mac OS X exist?

I seek rock-stable, production-worthy virtual machines capability with macOS. I'm relatively a noob when it comes to VMs. High availability clusters are all the rage, and I can see why. I took over as ...
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Will a virtualised copy of Mountain Lion on recent hardware run the Adobe CS5 Suite with comparable performance to an Early 2009 iMac?

My father runs an old version of MacOS, I believe Mountain Lion, with a full set of Adobe apps, Suitcase Fusion, and so on from back when they were all 'buy-once' products. Reading around, almost none ...
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Application in Parallels 16 Windows 10 VM does not see mapped drives

Starting with a fairly recent version of Parallels, when starting a Windows VM, an application does not connect to mapped drives. The mapped drives are visible in Windows Explorer. For 10 years with ...
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My MacBook's “System” storage keeps growing [duplicate]

I'm using a MacBook Pro, macOS 10.14.6. Ten days ago, my System storage size was 86 GB. Since then it has been growing and growing. Today it's at 161 GB. What could be causing this? Here's the ...
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How to connect Oculus Link on Win10 Parallels VM

How to connect Oculus Link on Win10 Parallels VM? Tried to connect Oculus Quest to the MacBook Pro 16" with Parallels Desktop - Win 10 VM on it. Connected official OculusLink-cable USB-C to ...
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No allow button in security and privacy preferences

When trying to install VMWare in MacOS Catalina, under security and privacy system preferences and then general, I do not see a way to allow what it needs to work properly. Even when I unlock the ...
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How to install macOS Big Sur update on a Parallels VM?

I have a macOS 10.15.5 VM I created using Parallels on macOS. I don't want to upgrade my main OS to the Big Sur beta just yet, so I was hoping to run in in a VM to see how things are before trusting ...
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Parallels VMs double counted for disk space usage?

My Mac claims to be running out of storage, and when I look at my storage breakdown, this is what I see: However, when I look through the files, this is what I see: Documents appears to only be ...
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Parallels can't open/update although my Mac has an Internet connection

I tried to update Parallels but I could not activate it because it says there is no Internet connection. I have an Internet connection on my Mac, but I cannot even open Parallels. Anyone have any ...
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How to reset access to Documents folder

After installing Parallels Desktop on a system running macOS Catalina, macOS asked if the app can have access to Downloads, Desktop, and Document folders. Permissions were granted. We now want to ...
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Parallels Desktop: Any Chance of Recovering Deleted VM on Mac OS?

I deleted windows 10 VM from my MacBook two days ago. It was pretty large in size, around 50 Gigs, and I deleted to free up some storage. Before deleting, I copied all of my data, and I forgot to copy ...
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Should I take additional precautions to use Parallels shared folder on Linux?

On macOS Catalina I installed Debian 10 i386 on Parallels, installed the vm tools also. Everything looks fine. I would like to play with Qt projects on both platforms. Since Qt is multi platform ...
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Is a Boot Camp partition in Parallels Desktop still natively bootable?

I am wondering if its possible to use Parallels Desktop with a Boot Camp partition while still being able to boot into Boot Camp natively if I need that last bit of performance?
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Excel is unusable for large files that link to each other

I am collaborating with a data analyst using two linked files stored in a shared folder in my Dropbox. The first file contains the raw data (several worksheets; total file size ~110MB); the second ...
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Mojave on Parallels

I have a Macbook running macOS Sierra(10.12) - I cant upgrade to 10.14 as my business applications wont work on it. But that means i cant also install Xcode. Is there a way install 10.14 in Parallels ...
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How do I move apps from Mac desktop to Parallels MacOS virtual machine?

I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro running Sierra that I need to upgrade at least to High Sierra to run current tax software. I created a Sierra Virtual Machine with Parallels, hoping to move some apps ...
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Does nvram boot-args=“debug=0x10” still speed up Parallels on newer versions with newer macOS releases?

As mentioned several years ago, sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" used to speed up virtual machines significantly in both Parallels and VMware. Has anyone tested to see if this as any empirically ...
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Cannot launch Parallels Desktop after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

After having installed macOS Catalina, I cannot launch Parallels Desktop anymore. Launching Parallels Desktop from the dock results in the message in the image below. It says that I should "Allow" ...
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How to install parallels tools and make my ubuntu desktop full screen?

I have installed parallels desktop to run ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64 on my MacBook Pro and after the installation completed, I tried to make it full screen but as the installation of Parallels Tools ...
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Mojave guest OS on Yosemite Host via Parallels Desktop 10

I can't get to the welcome choose your country screen when installing Mojave virtualised via Parallels Desktop 10 on my Yosemite system (MBP Retina 2015). I downloaded the 6GB Mojave '.app' file as ...
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Connecting to a VPN on the Guest OS

I'm trying to connect my Virtual Machine (Windows 10) only to a VPN IPsec server. I can successfully connect to that VPN (IPSec) through MacOS. I could connect Mac to the VPN and then share the ...
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How to disable Energy Saver mode when switching to battery to stop background windows hiding?

So, Mojave appears to background all of your windows when you unplug. Then you re-plug and suddenly all your windows are out of order. The energy saver options don't seem to have anything related to ...
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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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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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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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