Windows XP on a MAC (Parallels 4.0)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hbe, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. hbe macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    Ok, let me try to be as clear as possible with the problem I am experiencing. I have a new iMAC that I purchased last November. I have recent;y installed Parallels 4.0 with Windows XP since there are a few programs I still need. I have a program that I use in windows to create slideshows called Proshow Producer by a company called Photodex. I start my parallels desktop (Windows XP) and I can view the files that are on my MAC desktop in my Windows XP desktop. The problem is when I try to access some of the files, in this case a .jpg file on my desktop it won't let me. When I do a search for files that I know exist I see a bunch of different drives on the file tree that I'm not familiar with. I also tried accessing some of my sound files and came up with the same result.
    Has anyone else had this type of issue and if so, what is the fix?

  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Did you try dragging the file onto your windows desktop?
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Part of the problem is that the OS X partition is HFS+ and the Windows partition is most likely NTFS - there are read and write incompatibilities between the two.

    I use Fusion, and the solution to this is to drag files from one OS into the other; then you can access them.

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