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Help with not letting my external harddrive show up on windows

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Hi guys.

I run Parallels on my mac, and I figured out how to file share between mac and windows, but my external harddrive which is formatted to mac is also being shared, I would like for it to be shared, but how do get my external harddrive to show up on my mac again, I would really like help with this.
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You have to enable Smart Mount in Parallels Desktop.
  1. Start up your Windows
  2. Hold down Option and Click the Parallels Icon(looks like a pause button) in the menu bar and select Configure.
  3. Click Option and Sharing
  4. Select Map Mac volumes to Windows

Does that help?
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