Transfer Files In Between Mac OS and Windows Running On Virtual Machine

Recently after my windows laptop goes dead I was bound to use, windows on macbook pro. I used the parallels to install windows 7 as virtual image on my macbook pro. After some work I felt the need to transfer the files in between windows 7 and mac os, but then I came to know that in order to do the file transfer in between these 2 operating system I need to install parallels tools.

In order to install parallels tools, you will need to click parallels icon in the dock and then go to virtual machine >> install parallels tools    

install-parallels-tools

In the above image you can get the idea how you have to install parallels tools, in your case there will be an entry saying Install Parallels Tools – Make sure to insert the parallels cd as it is required to install parallels tools

After installing parallels tools, navigate to Virtual Machine >> Configure – here you will find the shared folders where you can specify what folder you want to share from mac and virtual windows. [ as shown in the image below ]

shared-folders

You can specify the some folders on your mac os which you would like to access from virtual windows

Comments

  1. David says

    I am using a windows 7 i am trying to send files from my windows to a virtual mac using VMware. The virtual mac i’m using is tiger x 86. I have tried many things but can not figure out how to send the files. If you have any fix please send it to davidmorris123193@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much

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