Smartselect EXE files

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by macaddict89, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. macaddict89

    macaddict89 Bit poster

    I'm having a hell of a time getting a setup EXE file in mac to run in windows. When I double click it opens my default extractor for zip files, etc. in mac. When I say open with there's not an option to use parallels or windows xp or something like that. So far there's little to no documentation on this feature or how to change it.

    What are you supposed to do?
  2. mcowger

    mcowger Member


    Drag it onto your windows desktop, then double click it.
  3. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Team

    In 3.0 it should run automatically directly from Mac. But you should run Explorer in Windows at least ones to establish this association.

    Or you can right click on EXE and Open With and choose Windows Explorer from Shared Win Apps in your VM folder.
  4. h2a

    h2a Bit poster

    when i launce an EXE from OSX in Windows Explorer, it asks "Save, open" etc and i hit open and it never actually opens.

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