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    Parallels not showing up external hdds

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    Parallels not showing up external hdds
    I have two external hdds both western digital and in parallels I'm running windows xp, but neither of them are showing up in my computer.

    If it's a problem that they are like now stuck to mac and i need to reformat one of them I wouldnt mind doing so for one of them.

    Any help?

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    Parallels not showing up external hdds
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    I think what you need to do is eject the discs from the mac, leaving them plugged in. Then you need to go to the parallels menu>devices>HDD. I think they must also be USB.

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    Parallels not showing up external hdds

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakineyj View Post
    I think what you need to do is eject the discs from the mac, leaving them plugged in. Then you need to go to the parallels menu>devices>HDD. I think they must also be USB.
    USB device you are trying to connect to the virtual machine is being used by another process. Wait 5-10 seconds, then try to connect the device again. If this does not help, find the application that blocked up the device and disconnect it manually.

    this is the error message I'm getting. but it's definatly not in use by my mac.

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    Parallels not showing up external hdds
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    Are the HDDs connected directly to the Mac or using a hub?

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    Parallels not showing up external hdds

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakineyj View Post
    Are the HDDs connected directly to the Mac or using a hub?
    aha, problem sorted. I just upgraded to the latest version of parallels which
    i must say is amazing. And they also fixed the bug which was causing me problems before. Turns out it wasnt my fault. Aparalently it was a widespread problem which people had complained about for a while now.

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