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Parallels can't see external HD in XP


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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.
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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.
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The external drive is connected via USB 2.0
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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.
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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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