Fusion & Parallels can't find Windows 10 Boot Camp partition

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by StevenB7, May 15, 2015.

  1. StevenB7 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Several people on here seem to be running Fusion & Parallels on their 12" MacBook. I have installed Windows 10 using Boot Camp but now can't get either Fusion or Parallels to find that partition.

    Anyone else have this problem and find a solution?
  2. lite426 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2013
    I had this problem on Parallels. I think it's because the bootcamp partition uses NTFS file system whereas Mac uses HFS or something, so it can't recognise it from within Mac. Transferring files between the Windows and Mac partition was tedious. I never found a solution.
  3. facrat macrumors member

    May 15, 2015
    You are correct, neither Parallels not Fusion can currently read the Bootcamp partition on the 12" Macbook, regardless of Windows version installed. From their forums:

    1. VMWare engineer has explained that the problem is with the 4KB sector size on the new SSD, but Fusion expects 512B size so the partition table isn't read properly. No ETA for a fix.

    2. Parallels is only slowly waking up to the problem with the usual clueless level 1 support knowing nothing about it. No indication yet of the source of the problem or any fix in the works.

    Looks like Fusion might get a fix first, but personally I find that Parallels generally runs smoother and with fewer bugs, so I'm holding out. I shall be quite annoyed if either needs another paid upgrade though.
  4. StevenB7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Thanks for the detailed information facrat!
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  6. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2005
    Not through Fusion... can't find the partition.

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