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How can I stop Parallels Desktop from listing Apps from a VM available in Spotlight?

I just figured it out after searching the sources below. System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy Drag your "Applications (Parallels)" folder onto the "Privacy" tab I also added the folder with my ...
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How to access macOS localhost (port 3000) from Parallels IE?

One of the way I could use it, I found my local IP4 address provided by the router. From Mac system preferences > Network > IP Address: 192.168.x.xx And let say if you access it in Mac with ...
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Install Sierra as guest OS in VM with Parallels 12

I'm use VMware Fusion and just downloaded "Install macOS Sierra.app" from the App Store and then made an ISO Image to install from. The ISO Image should also work in Parallels Desktop. To create an ...
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iPhone can't connect to Ubuntu Server VM running in Parallels on macOS

The IP address is of the VM as the connection between your Mac and the VM presents. This is a private connection. Your router has no knowledge of this IP address, so doesn’t know how to route the IP. ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host?

Yes, there is now! The macOS version of the UTM app supports Monterey M1 guests and even has a wizard to assist in automatic installation. Some other options might also be on their way from their ...
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Parallels 18 already supports Windows x64 on M1?

It is not Parallels 18 as such that supports that. It is a generic feature in Windows 11 for ARM. It works in principle similar to how Rosetta 2 on the Mac works. Although with a different set of ...
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Parallels 12 - Hypervisor: Parallels or Apple?

This post in Parallels Forum clearly states to use Parallels Hypervisor: Hi, Apple hypervisor comes short of the following matters comparing to the Parallels hypervisor: Performance: slower on VM ...
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Parallels 12 - Hypervisor: Parallels or Apple?

The Apple Hypervisor is a user-centric lightweight hypervisor that Apple provides so developers don't have to write kernel extensions (KEXTs). From everything that I have gathered, this is primarily ...
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How can I stop Parallels Desktop from listing Apps from a VM available in Spotlight?

This worked for me Mac OS 10.14.5 Parallels Desktop 14 Business Edition version 14.0.1 You have to select Settings of the VM desired. Select Options -> Applications and Uncheck "Share Windows ...
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How to use cmd + V to paste into a Ubuntu VM in Parallels?

Annoying problem, but copy/paste is different in Linux terminal: Cut - Ctrl + Shift + X. Copy - Ctrl + Shift + C. Paste - Ctrl + Shift + V. Hope this helps. see: https://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-...
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Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine created by Parallels Desktop 10?

Yes, this is possible. It’s not actually too hard, but there’s a lot of steps (a couple of which can be fiddly) so be patient and read this carefully. I’ll try and outline all the steps involved, ...
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"The bless tool was unable to set the current boot disk" error in bootcamp macOS Sierra

I was able to resolve macOS Sierra error about the bless tool by using the pictured setting on WinClone 6.0.3. I did not restore from winclone backup but rather just made my BCP bootable as an EFI ...
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How to install Google Android image in Parallels

That's not really how this works. The Android device images are not bootable images or installers or something. They contain a packed copy of the Android OS specifically built for the targeted device ...
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Parallels taking up over 300GB but Parallels disk is only 128GB. Why?

After a long chat with Parallels support followed by my own investigation, it turns out that the mystery disk space is taken up by snapshots. But Parallels apparently has a bug where it's not ...
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Turn off and disable the "Coherence" feature of Parallels Desktop for Mac

Choose Exit > Coherence To get out of the now-active "Coherence" mode, bring the "desktop" window to the front. While the VM’s windows have "flown the coop" and no longer display within the desktop ...
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Excel is unusable for large files that link to each other

At that level of data, it’s often easy to kill Excel whether you’re on Windows 10 or macOS. Plain data should be fine for hundreds of thousands of rows and less than 30 columns for most data that’s ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host?

The macOS guest on top of macOS host running ARM hardware is supported officially by parallels with Monterey v12. https://www.parallels.com/eu/products/desktop/resources/ Previously on Big Sur, ...
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Parallels on macOS - Performance & Other technical questions

I am a Windows sysadmin, so my workload is very similar to yours. I use Parallels on a 2019 iMac and a 2020 MacBook Pro all the time and I love it. But full disclosure — they’re both Intel. The only ...
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Where is a list of "Boot flags" available for Parallels Desktop for Mac?

That list is very helpful! Some more options, but without comments or context, can be found like this: pcregrep --buffer-size 512000 -e "\\x00((?:[a-z0-9-_]+\\.)+[a-z0-9-_]+)\\x00" -o --text ...
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Performance hit to gaming using Parallels Desktop for Mac

No, your computer will be fine, and performance will be fine, but there's a little fun involved. Parallels uses a technology called virtualization to run another OS–in this case, Windows–using a ...
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Parallels 7 after El Capitan update

You're going to have to upgrade to Parallels 10 or Parallels 11. See this Parallels knowledgeable article: Parallels Desktop and Mac OS (Host) compatibility There is a free trial demo of Parallels 11....
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Install Sierra as guest OS in VM with Parallels 12

The method posted by @user3439894 worked for me under Parallels. I did initially have a problem at the first step: + hdiutil attach '/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/...
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How to modify Hardware UUID of a macOS Sierra Virtual machine in VMware fusion/parallel desktop

The text file that Fusion uses to assign this is editable when the VM is powered off (don't suspend, shut down the OS): Turn off VM In machine folder, change uuid.bios section in <>.vmx file (f ...
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How to access macOS localhost (port 3000) from Parallels IE?

The "technical background" of the special behavior (at least on Macs) of using localhost as "host constant" is the specific nature of dns.js, which obviously binds the node http/https server to the ...
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Do I need Parallels Pro to run Visual Studio?

In general, the pro version offers support for larger memory and more cpu cores. The said VS plugin offers cross-platform debugging and testing, as well as many other automation and command-line ...
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Does Parallel still allow booting from a Bootcamp partition with HIgh Sierra?

Yes, but there are a few issues. See Known issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra and Parallels Desktop for Mac: Known issues Cannot create a new Boot Camp VM. Fixed in version 13.1.0 ...
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Prevent restarting Mac by accident

More than likely, you hit Control⌘ Command and the ⦿ Power button . That's the only keyboard combination that will force restart a Mac without asking you to save unsaved documents. The only other ...
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Uninstalling Parallels Desktop 14 - Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too?

Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too? Yes, apparently Parallels does use kernel extensions. If in the Finder we select Parallels Desktop.app and context-click to choose Show package ...
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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

For Parallels 11.2.2 and macOS 10.12 Sierra as guest OS, I had the same problem. Once the VM is installed make sure you configure the VM, go to the Hardware tab, select the Hard Disk item in the ...
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Running a Windows VM from external flash drive

Running the VM from a USB drive is definitely possible, but far from optimal. I use VM for running Project and Visio on my mac (never from USB though), and it made a huge difference when I switched ...
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