Parallels keeps launching multiple instances of the same application

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by SteveK16, Feb 23, 2023.

  1. SteveK16

    SteveK16 Bit poster

    If I double-click a SQL file from my MacOS desktop it always launches a new instance of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) regardless of whether or not it is already running. If I open the file from the Windows VM it reuses the existing instance, so the issue is only when launching from MacOS. I have changed the default application in MacOS and then changed it back to SSMS to make sure the file association was set correctly, but there was no change. It had been working fine for years so it was only recently that this behavior began. Any ideas?
  2. Asish

    Asish Staff Member

    Hello @SteveK16,

    We would recommend you to re-install the Parallels tools manually by following this KB article.

    If the issue reoccurs, collect an additional technical report ' ' (click Parallels icon || > Help > Send technical data > check "Attach screenshots..." > press Send Report) and send the report's 9-digit ID in a reply to this thread.

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