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10.4: Set Parallels' Windows to use the Mac's Home folder Apps
This article describes how to make your Windows' My Documents folder in Parallels Desktop use your Mac user's Home directory, using Bonjour for Windows.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, and frankly, I don't plan on doing so. As noted in the write up, you'll want to be sure your Windows installation is properly secured from viruses and malware, lest bad things happen to your Mac files. For that reason, I prefer to keep my Mac and Windows environments as separated as possible, just in case something goes horribly wrong on the Windows side. However, it does look like a very cool solution for those who need such capabilities, and have properly secured their Windows setups.]
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10.4: Set Parallels' Windows to use the Mac's Home folder
Authored by: alani on Jul 05, '06 12:21:24PM

I dunno, Rob. I think your warning is wise enough, but it's just too panic-y. You realize there are a lot of people out there using Windows every day that aren't being blown away by viruses? I've never lost data to a virus. Google distributes Norton for free, and MS is closing patches pretty quickly.

There's a lot (a WHOLE lot) of people that can really benefit from more seamless integration between the two OS's. This is also a back door into the business market, so let's not be so hasty in slamming it shut.

The right advice, of course, is to make daily incremental backups of your data. Use the free security tools for Windows. And get things done.

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