Can you change the name of the .pvm file

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Gwen Nadin, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Gwen Nadin

    Gwen Nadin Bit Poster

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    Hello
    I have found the pvm file in my
    Documents/Parallels/.pvm on my new installation of windows 10. However I am wondering why the file has no name commencing the .pvm as it has in the past. Am I able to name it windows10 or something like that so I know from my older installs of previous windows and parallels etc.
    I would appreciate any assistance with this.
    Regards
    Gwen
     
  2. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    Hello Gwen Nadin, .pvm is an extension for Parallels Virtual Machine. You can change the name of your virtual machine as suggested in this article.
     
  3. Gwen Nadin

    Gwen Nadin Bit Poster

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    Thank you very much for that. I did that already., but still find the file extension in
    Mac|User|myname|documents|Parallels|.pvm still show the file as .pvm with now prefix
    Can I put windows 10 at the front of this extension at all
    Warm regards
    Gwen
     
  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    So @Gwen Nadin you didn't get the full file name, just .pvm extension? Am I right?
     
  5. Gwen Nadin

    Gwen Nadin Bit Poster

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    Hi Maria and thank you
    Yes, I did not get the full name, only
    .pvm
    Thankyou
    Gwen
     
  6. Ajith1

    Ajith1 Parallels Support

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    You can add a name before .pvm by just right clicking the pvm file and selecting Get Info then add the name. If you wish you can also rename the VM.
     
  7. Gwen Nadin

    Gwen Nadin Bit Poster

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    Thank you Ajith for your welcome reply
    I have renamed the vm, to windows 10 all good
    But the file,name In Documents|Parallels did not rename the pvm file.
    So am I safe to rename the document In The documents folder without having any issues,
    ie to windows
    Merry christmas and thanks once again
    I thought I had read that if you change the .pvm file within documents you need to rename it also in the hdd file within windows?
    I am a little worried to rename it and loose all my info?
     
  8. Ajith1

    Ajith1 Parallels Support

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    Hi Gwen Nadin,
    You can rename the pvm file but it is not mandatory that you need to rename hdd file within the pvm bundle.
     
  9. Gwen Nadin

    Gwen Nadin Bit Poster

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    Thankyou so much for that.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year.
    Cheers
    Gwen
     
  10. Ajith1

    Ajith1 Parallels Support

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    Wishing you the same and feel free to reach out anytime.
     

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