Transferring data from Mac to virtual PC in Parallels...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by davekaye101, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. davekaye101 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    I need to transfer some files from my Mac to the virtual PC inside that runs thru parallels. My hard drive is only being detected by the Mac and not the PC - is there a way that I can make it visible to the PC, or do I have to resort to a Plan B? Something like mailing across the files and then checking my mail account from the virtual PC?

  2. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Parallels has a built-in mechanism for file transfer between the VM and the host -- select 'Edit' in the main Parallels window and then go to 'Shared folders' and enable it.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I also believe that you can just drag and drop.
  4. davekaye101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    Nope, can't drag and drop but the shared folder set up sorted things out. Thanks for that!

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