Can't access Desktop/Downloads/Documents of Host Mac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by MikeDPas, Jul 29, 2022.

  1. MikeDPas

    MikeDPas Bit Poster

    Parallels Version 17.1.4 (51567)
    Mac Host & Guest: macOS Monterey (12.5)
    Connecting to the Host via Finder/Locations (signing in/connecting as the Admin on the Host).

    I cannot access the contents of the Desktop/Downloads/Documents of the Host machine from the Guest VM. I can, however, access Pictures or other directories. Get Info on Downloads shows my VM User as having Read-Write privileges, same as Pictures.

    Any ideas? Thanks! M
  2. Asish@Parallels

    Asish@Parallels Staff Member

    Hello @MikeDPas, The Apple silicon (M1/ M2) chips Macs have limitations that File sharing between the main system and a macOS ARM VM is not supported. This includes consequential features such as drag-and-drop. However, you can share files between the virtual machine and the Mac using the native macOS file sharing feature as you would between two physical Mac computers.

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