Large file called "Windows 10.pvm" in Parallels Directory

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by RajneshD, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. RajneshD

    RajneshD Bit Poster

    I have a Macbook Pro (2012) running El Capitan 10.11.15 with Parallels Desktop 11.2.0
    I recently installed Windows 10, but I find a file in my Documents/Parallels/ directory called "Windows 10.pvm"
    The file size is 52.36 GB.

    I'm out of disk space on my Mac partition and I was wondering whether this file could be deleted.
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

  2. Sasti@Parallels

    Sasti@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi @RajneshD,
    The files with .pvm extension are your virtual machine files. In this case your Windows 10.pvm will contain the whole Windows with its Operating System, installed applications and user created files. Deleting this file would delete the entire Windows 10 Virtual Machine. Check this article to find the virtual machines on your Mac.
    Let us know if you have additional questions.
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