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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SeVeN, Dec 16, 2006.
how do you transfer files over to windows?
With the most recent builds, you can just drag a file or folder from the finder onto a windowed Parallels to transfer the file.
Or, you can set up Shared Folders between Parallels and OS X in the Parallels Shared Folders area of the Parallels settings for that particular virtual machine.
the drag and drop didnt work. dont know how to set the file sharing stuff
Assuming you have an official release of Parallels (i.e., not the 3036-38 beta), when you open Parallels click on the Edit button. In the window that opens you will see an item called Shared Folders. Click on that, and then click on the + button above (and slightly to the left) of the Help button. In the window that opens navigate to the folder you want to set up for sharing with Windows. Unless you really want to restrict sharing (not sure why anyone would), I recommend you simply select the root folder so that the entire mac partition is shared.
Now when you are in Windows under Parallels, you will see an icon with a caption Parallels Shared Folders on the desktop. Double click on that. You probably will just get a standard File Manger Window with no sign of those darn shared folders. You need to click on My Network Places. You will the see Parallels Shared Folders. The rest is self explanatory.
To simplify access to a Parallels shared folder in the future, select a Parallels shared folder in the File Manager, right click your mouse and select Map Network Drive... Choose a drive letter (e.g., E: ) and press Finish. You will now see the drive letter appear in the File Manager as if the Parallels shared folder was another Windows hard disk.
cant find the root folder
Have you taken a look at the Parallels forum?
So did I - that's where I found the answer - here's one snippet that talks about it.
Hope this helps. There is also a good set of documentation available under the support tab.
OK. you win. i didnt really check it