I installed a clean WinXP virtual drive the other day, and (not remembering what all the prefs meant) allowed it to link to my mac Desktop. Lo and behold, when I logged in to WinXP, there were the links to all my desktop items on its desktop. So I deleted a few folders - and they weren't links, the actual folders disappeared irretrievably off my mac desktop.
Yes, I had backups (lost a couple of scans is all).
Poor fule I. RTFM next time. Still, I think Parallels is being too clever for its own boots there. (see under Grapes, sour).
"too clever for its own boots"??
Edited by padmavyuha (05/28/0910:29 AM)
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linking to the Mac desktop is a really nice feature. i collect a bunch of data on the Mac side and then have to switch to my XP drive for SPSS analysis. i email myself stuff to get it back and forth easily, but having a folder right there would be even better. i wonder if i can retro fit that link to my Mac Desktop after the fact???
Meh, I don't use the sharing like that. Seems like it just gives Windows more access to screw up my files. I really don't see the point anyway, you can simply drag files in and out of the Parallels/VMware windows to copy the files back and forth.
Obviously it would suck if you are using big files, but for small documents it's a piece of cake.
yeah, my previous response was based on how i use Boot Camp on my big Mac (opps). here on my Macbook with Parallels i agree with many others in that it's not necessary. then again, Windows is largely unnecessary. heh.
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