Parallels & External Drives

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lugesm, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    If I have external DVD & Hard drives that operate under OSX, will those drives be able to communicate with Windows programs when I am in the Parallels/Windows mode?

    Put another way: If Parallels & Windows are launched, will Windows be able to access the external drives?

    Thanks for your comments.
     
  2. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    This is confusing. If both OSX and Parallels/Windows are operating simultaneously, would not this produce conflicts with the external drives?

    Please be patient with my poor understanding of this new machine; it is only 18 days old. I am learning, but still face vast dark areas.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Within Parallels, you can choose which USB devices to take control of :)
     
  4. whistler72 macrumors member

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    I can attest that it works too. Quite nice actually.
     
  5. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    That is really good news. So far, I have only read good things about Parallels, but I have hesitated to install the program until I have a better understanding of the Mac.

    Thanks again for your comments.

    Best Regards,
    L
     

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