I want NTFS read and write

Discussion in 'Parallels Toolbox Feature Suggestions' started by AlexG4, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. AlexG4

    AlexG4 Bit Poster

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    As a user I would like to access all my windows disks, including external USB disks, when VM is not running.
     
  2. Meenakshi@Parallels

    Meenakshi@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hello @AlexG4, please go to spotlight search and type .pvm and right click on it and choose open with Parallels mounter and check if this helps. In order to start Windows, you need to eject virtual driver mounted on Finder. Thanks, Meena.
     
  3. AlexG4

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    Hi
    That's great, but I need to write on my external USB drive.
    Can I do that without starting VM?
    That's what I am suggesting.
     
  4. Meenakshi@Parallels

    Meenakshi@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Yes, you can do that. please shut down your Windows virtual machine and go to spotlight search and type .pvm and right click on it and choose open with Parallels Mounter. Please connect your USB drive to your Mac and copy that file. Thanks!
     
  5. AlexG4

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    I am not sure you understand the scenario.
    I have an external USB drive formatted as NTFS.
    I would like to be able to write to this drive.
    Today I need to start Parallels Desktop and boot Windows VM.
    Then I can access my NTFS drive and write any files I want.
    What I am suggesting is to allow to mount NTFS drives in read/write mode using Parallels Toolbox, without a need to start VM.
    I hope this is clear now?
     
  6. alev

    alev Parallels Developers

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    Hi AlexG4,

    If you don't want to start PD and VM manually - then you can enable "Always ready in background option" in VM configuration > Options > Startup and shutdown.

    Then you will be able to access NTFS drive without any additional actions from your side.
     
  7. AlexG4

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    This is about resources. Running VM in the background is not a good option.
    I guess the only way to solve this problem is for you to develop NTFS driver for MacOS and sell it as part of Parallels Toolbox.
    I would suggest to investigate if there is a demand for it and then consider developing it.
     
  8. alev

    alev Parallels Developers

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    Moving the thread to the Toolbox forum then.

    In the meanwhile, Paragon software can do the job.
     
  9. PavelR2

    PavelR2 Bit Poster

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    I want NTFS read and write
     
  10. KaiF

    KaiF Bit Poster

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    I support this request
     

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