How can I assign a USB device always to VM, regardless of Device number (#3, #5 etc)?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by Parallax, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Parallax

    Parallax Bit poster

    I have the issue that Parallels assigns the same USB device many different numbers (#2, #5, #15).
    It depends on the adapter and the USB port of the Mac.

    I have to assign every single instance (#2, #5, #15) to the VM individually. This creates a lot of work and support.

    This is really a pain, since I have an external docking station and the docking station is not always attached to the same USB port (I can't guarantee that). Is there a way to assign the same USB device always to the VM, regardless of what #-Number it receives from Parallels?

    For instance, can I edit a configuration file to assign a device ID to the VM to circumvent this issue? I can do that with other virtual machine software.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Problem solver

    Hello, please check this KB article and let us know if it's not that case.
  3. Parallax

    Parallax Bit poster

    It shows me how to do this manually. I already know this.
    This is exactly what I want to avoid.
    I am looking for something different:
    I want to attach the USB device to the virtual machine NO MATTER WHAT the device number is.

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