Parallels 5 and boot camp file sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DBlain2009, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. DBlain2009 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I just ordered my first mac and decided to get a iMac 27" Quad Core i7. I am attending college so i thought i would purchase parallels desktop 5 incase i would need to run a windows program for a class. I was wondering if there was a way to install both boot camp and a VM using the same partition. In other words i want to be able to access my files i create in my VM in boot camp and vise versa. Any help would greatly and im sorry if this is in the wrong section
  2. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    I can't really make out your question BUT...Here is what I just did 10 minutes ago after getting Parallels:

    Since I already had Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro, I just used the Boot Camp partition option in Parallels and what it did was use my Boot Camp Windows 7 and made it into a Virtual Machine.

    I just made the Virtual Machine be native to "space #2" using Mac OSX's "Spaces".

    Works pretty well after I boosted the RAM up to 2GB. I only have 4GB in my MBP so I might upgrade to 8GB soon.

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