OneDrive access

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by KennethA2, Aug 18, 2023.

  1. KennethA2

    KennethA2 Bit poster

    Hi, Please be gentle! I have a Mac mini 2018 running Mac OS Ventura. I have Parallels 17 installed and Windows 11 Pro as a guest OS (latest updates). I use Microsoft 365 regularly on Windows. I have all of my files in OneDrive (309gb). I have OneDrive for Mac installed and it works a treat.
    Here is my question :) How can I easily access my onedrive files whilst I'm using Microsoft 365 on the guest OS. I really don't want to install OneDrive for Windows (can't afford the space)?
    All help gratefully accepted.
  2. Ashley Chumun

    Ashley Chumun Staff Member

    Thank you for your feedback.
    You can easily add your OneDrive folder inside your Windows 11 Virtual Machine by following the steps below:
    1. Shutdown your Virtual Machine (Actions > Shutdown OR if it's suspended > resume it then shutdown)
    2. Right-click on the Parallels Icon in the Dock > Select "Control Center" > Right-click on your Windows Virtual Machine > Select "Configure"
    3. Select the "Options" tab > Sharing > Make sure "Share custom Mac folders with Windows" is ticked > Click on "Manage Folders.."
    4. Click on the "+" sign > Select your OneDrive folder under Locations in Finder > Press Open.
    5. Launch your Windows virtual Machine > Open File Explorer > Select "This Pc" > You should see your OneDrive folder mapped as a network drive.
    Thank you!
  3. KennethA2

    KennethA2 Bit poster

    Thanks I'll give it a go
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