I would be grateful of any advice from users on how i should configure an external HDD for use in parallels 17 running windows 10 on an iMac/Monterey OS X. The situation i have is that the external USB 3.1 (Thunderbolt) drive - a Samsung X5 is being recognised on boot up by OS X (appears on desktop) BUT it is not recognised by Windows 10 (not found in file explorer). If i eject the drive in OS X the external HDD then appears in Windows 10 disk management BUT it has no drive path assigned to it and cant be accessed until i assign a new drive path. The issue is that the drive path is lost everytime i restart the system. The external HDD is only used for storing games to run in windows so I have tried changing the format from EX FAT to NTFS but the problem remains. One thing that I am not sure about is whether the external HDD should be configured as a USB device or a hard disk - i note that both these options are available in parallels configuration. I am on a 14 day trial of Parallels and feel i may have to revert back to bootcamp although that system had its own unique problems hence why i am tryign parallels.