Please help!!! Parallels is resetting and my Virtual Machine is gone

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by MuhammadS, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. MuhammadS

    MuhammadS

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    I haven't accessed my computer for a couple of months or so. So as soon as I got back, I downloaded all the necessary upgrades I've missed for the last couple of months.

    As I was going to upgrade my Parallels, it told me to register AGAIN. After doing that, it than told me to INSTALL a new virtual machine. So it seems that Parallels reset it self and my virtual machine (WIN XP) is also gone. I looked in my home folder and there is still a Applications (Parallels) folder and the files seems to all be there. There is a Parallels subforlder in my Documents folder, but there is nothing in it.

    Am I missing something? I'm not computer savvy, but I don't think I'm that dumb to delete a whole OS? A big chunk of my thesis was in there!!! What's going on? Please help!!!
     
  2. adelisab

    adelisab

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    Hi

    can you please run it safe mode and restore it from previous date restore point using system restore so that all update will loss not data .
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  3. YanaYana

    YanaYana Parallels Support

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    i suggest you to look in Spotlight - just typ your virtual machine name and pvm extension, e.g. WindowsXP.pvm
     
  4. MuhammadS

    MuhammadS

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    Thank you I will try this. I'll tell you how it goes.
     
  5. MuhammadS

    MuhammadS

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    Woo hooo thanks very much! You really saved my skin!!! I found the .pvm files under the Shared Folder. Is it supposed to be there? Should I move it somewhere else?
     
  6. YanaYana

    YanaYana Parallels Support

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    it can be in shared folder - no prob
     

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