View Full Version : Parallels causing a lot of trouble
February 14th, 2009, 07:12 PM
I have Windows XP installed on Parallels and it tries to open every single file. .doc or .wmv, etc are opened with my virtual machine; even non-Windows files are opened like this! This is very annoying as my whole virtual machine turns on if I want to watch a video or something and that takes a lot of CPU speed and turning Parallels off takes a good 2 minutes. How can I let my Mac and my Mac only open the files which it is totally capable of opening? Answers would be much appreciated.
February 15th, 2009, 04:49 AM
Did you try to contact Parallels directly ? They have a support system.
February 15th, 2009, 08:45 AM
I have Windows XP installed on Parallels and it tries to open every single file. .doc or .wmv, etc are opened with my virtual machine; even non-Windows files are opened like this! ...You need to associate your files with their MacOS X applications.
February 15th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I do, I go into "Get Info" and then set it to always open with the specific application. The file I changed works but other files with same ending have the same problem still :(
February 15th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Please let us know if it works for you?
February 16th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Hey ex2bot, I went to the page you listed but the instructions there are unclear t me. Can you summarize basically what they're saying please?
February 16th, 2009, 06:02 PM
The last post in that thread seems to sum it up very well.
What about that post is unclear to you?
February 16th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I just don't know where the "Windows Application Folder" is on the mac part of comp.
February 17th, 2009, 06:24 AM
If you don't see a 'Windows Applications' folder in your Parallels virtual machine folder, then you may not have one. The virtual machine folder for Parallels is found in the /Users/Shared folder, I think. If not, then look in the /User/yourusername/Shared, or documents. It will be in one of those place....
The last post in that thread is more useful for you.