Can't read external USB Harddisk

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by bidione, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. bidione

    bidione

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    Although I have browsed through several threads here, I did not find an answer for my problem (hope I did'nt overlook something).

    I have an external USB harddisk attached to my Macbook Pro running Parallels Build 1980. The harddisk is visible to Mac OSX but when I try to activate it in Win XP, I get the error message that another process is usind the usb-device ... wait 5-10 seconds ... and so on.

    I already unmounted the disk from OSX and USB mounting is set to automatic in Parallels.

    I have my entire "old" Windows PC on this external USB disk and need to copy over to my new installation on the Macbook. What can I do??
     
  2. PeterP

    PeterP Bit Poster

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    You could try defining the USB Drive as a Parallels Shared Folder and navigating to it at "/Volumes/[USB Drive Name]" rather than actually directly attaching the drive to the Windows environment.

    Peter.
     
  3. bidione

    bidione

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    Thanks, easy solution (if you know) and it works great for me!
     
  4. dr.benouaiche

    dr.benouaiche

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    Ok, BUT in fact I have a TViX multimedia disk which is formatted in NTFS, so it is not recognized by Tiger...........so I cannot 'share' it in 'shared folders'.......
    Of course, I could format it in Fat32, but I really want to use more than 4 GB files, so NTFS has to be......
    If you have another idea? anyway, thks a lot for your help
    Gilbert
     

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