Can't open windows explorer

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by HaK, Nov 23, 2022 at 6:35 PM.

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  1. HaK

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    I installed Parallels on my M1, got Windows 11, and after trying to get rid of the "Activate Windows" watermark by using two methods I found on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/95sdga/how_to_remove_activate_windows_watermark/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows11/comments/tggq0n/this_software_removes_the_watermark_from_the/
    I activated it legitimately using a Windows key.

    After using Windows for a while after that, I noticed that I could not open any files in Windows, and I cannot open File Explorer.
    I tried opening disk management and clicking C: open from there, did not work.
    I tried running windows update, and then restarting the VM, did not work.
    I tried restarting the mac, did not work.
    I tried checking "Isolate Windows from Mac", then Actions>Reinstall Parallels Tools, then unchecking "Isolate Windows from Mac", then Actions>Reinstall Parallels Tools, did not work.
    I tried deleting Parallels Tools from the Mac by dragging the program into the Trash, then reinstalling it from the App Store, did not work.

    If anyone can find a solution that would be great, thanks.
     
  2. HaK

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    Here's a message that pops up ~30 seconds after each time I try to open any file or click on File Explorer.
     

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