Newbie here and some ???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by papermaker, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. papermaker macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    What is a good parallel program to run windows? I have an external HD that has all of my pics and a lot of music on it. I have had it plugged in to my wireless router and the mac. I can't see it on the mac, what am I missing? Will I have to empty it and format? Lots to get used too here so please be patient with me. Thanks, Scott
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Do you mean Parallels?

    See the Hard Drive Guide for information about your external drive. Pay special attention to the format section. No need to lose all your data. Also check the Network guides.
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    I think you are referring to Parallels or you can also get VM Ware Fusion. Both allow you to run MS Windows (XP, Vista and Win 7) in a virtual mode while simultaneously running OS X.

    As for your external HD being plugged into your router, I'd unplug it from there and plug it in directly to the iMac so it can be seen, if the iMac can't see it then the problem is probably the way it's formatted.
  4. papermaker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010

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