Hooking up windows USB Hard drives to my VM in Parrallels

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by CharlesB8, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. CharlesB8

    CharlesB8 Bit Poster

    Hello All,

    First time Poster, Chuck, Here.

    I'm running Parrallels 13 on Mac OsX 10.13.3.
    I'm trying to migrate my data from my previous windows Machine via external USB HDDs
    The drives show up just fine in the Mac Finder, but I can't see them in my Windows 10 VM!?? (they don't show up in the Disk management console)
    The drives are NTFS formatted and I'm running Paragon's NTFS FOR MAC Utility. I can use them read/write from OSX
    What do I need to do to make them visible in my Winbdows 10 VM???

    Tanks for any help you may provide,
  2. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Staff Member

    Hi Chuck, if you'd like to connect a USB disks directly to Windows 10 VM, go to Devices menu on Mac menu bar > USB & Bluetooth > select the required device, they should be available there. Once selected, the drive will be connected to Windows and visible in File Explorer and disk management.

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