Can Windows 10 be given read-access to an HFS+ external USB drive ?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by David Esp, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. David Esp

    David Esp Bit Poster

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    I have files on an existing HFS+ formatted USB3 Passport drive.
    I can Connect the guest (Windows 10) to that drive but it doesn't recognise it, presumably because Windows doesn't recognise HFS+
    What is the best way to solve this?
     
  2. David Esp

    David Esp Bit Poster

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    Solved ! (thanks to a hunch and a search engine)
    1. Do not connect the external drive to the guest (Windows) VM -- instead connect it to the host (macOS)
    2. In macOS Preferences, Enable permission for the Parallels Desktop to access plug-in drives
      • In Mac System Preferences]...
      • [ Security & Privacy > Privacy > Parallels Desktop.app > Files and Folders > Removable Volumes]:
        • ( Default: [No], change to: [Yes] )
    Reference: https://www.parallels.com/blogs/parallels-desktop-macos-permissions/
     

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