Help Please, I want to MOVE my .pvs files etc.

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Robster, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Robster

    Robster Hunter


    When I loaded Parallels the first time I allowed it to store the .pvs files and save files etc in my Library folder and I put my .hdd file in my Documents folder (in a Parallels folder).

    Now that I am a little more experienced (2 days) I realise that this does not make for easy backups as criticals parts of the VM are in different locations.

    I would much rather everything was saved in my Documents folder as this gets far more frequest backups.


    How do I tells Parallels to put ALL the files associated with the VM into the one folder in documents.

    I have changed the default location in Preferences but this does not seem to have any effect on the VM I have already created.

    If I edit the VM I can do lots of thigs but NOT move where it stores these extra files.


  2. drtimhill

    drtimhill Member


    It's pretty easy. Create a folder to put the VM in and move the .pvs file in there. Then, move the .hdd file also. Open PW and Edit the PVS configuration; PW will complain it cannot locate the .hdd file. Don't worry -- click on the Hard Disk 1 item in the left-hand list and then you will see a little "..." button to the right of the Image File setting. Click this and browse for the .hdd image file.

    You should be all set to go!

  3. macgebruiker

    macgebruiker Hunter

    I used the "Clone" function for that.
  4. drtimhill

    drtimhill Member

    Does that now work when the .hdd file is not in the same folder as the pvs? Last time I tried (about 3 betas ago) it did not reconcile these files.

    If it now works, I agree, it's far easier just to clone.


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