03-05-2008, 09:21 PM #1Parallels can't see external HD in XP
When running XP, "My Computer" does not see the external HD. The Mac sees it just fine. Also My Computer also reports seeing a 3.5" floppy that does not exist. Any ideas anyone? This is in version 3.0.
03-05-2008, 09:38 PM #2
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- Mar 04, 2008
Is your external HD connected through firewire? If so, Parallels computers can't connect to it.
Parallels creates a virtual floppy disk, in the parallels folder its a .fdd file. I still haven't figured out how to make use of it yet, so I'm not really sure of it's purpose.
03-05-2008, 09:44 PM #3
03-05-2008, 11:22 PM #4
both OS's can't use the drive at the same time (this policy helps prevent file corruption). You need to connect to the drive from within XP. I haven't used Parallels...in Fusion, you click a USB symbol to connect external drives, the iSight, and so on.
03-06-2008, 06:34 AM #5
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Yes, you probably need to connect it under the Devices Menu.
It has to be formatted as FAT32 or NTFS, I think.
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