I'm using Retrospect to completely backup (copy) my Parallels folder to a NAS share. It works fine, except that the .hdd (which is a Mac OS X "package") is saved as an ordinary folder on the NAS share. The contents of the folder are identical to the contents of the package, of course, but a folder isn't a package and that means problems if I have to do a a restore. Questions: 1. Is there an easy way to convert the folder back into a package? If so, what, where? 2. How about the brute force approach. Let's say the Parallels hard disk is corrupt. I could do the following: a. make a copy of the .hdd package (duh ...) b. show package contents with a ctrl-click c. replace the two contained items (.xml and .hdd) with the backup versions from the NAS share. d. close up and restart Parallels VM What do you think?? Thanks.