1. A few months ago I lost my VM during an upgrade of prallels to parallels 4.0. I had backups of my drive but couldn't find my VM anywhere even when using the search command on the hard drive and wound up reinstalling windows XP and some of my software. Recently I stumbled on a file called Parallels.pvm in my Library folder of my mac under my user name. I clicked on it and it opened my old VM except that it opens at a snails pace. Everything is there as it was before the crash I mentioned above. I would like to revert to that VCM (because it has some software I did not reinstall) except it runs so slow in startup. I am talking about more than 5 minutes to start. Is there any way to fix it to run like it used to? the new VCM I created to replace it still runs ok. 2. What is the proper way to rename a VM? Can I just go to the finder and change the name of the file? I noticed that if you moved the VM file (like n the case above from the Library folder to my parallels documents folder Parallels could not find it again automatically ...but I was able to guide it to the new location.