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10.4: Share OS X home folder with Parallels, revisited Apps
I read a previous hint (which basically linked to this article) that showed how to share your OS X home folder with Windows under Parallels Desktop. One thing I don't like very much about that solution is that you don't have access to this drive when you're not connected to a network. I found an easy way to share your home folder without making it public on the network.

Go into Shared folders in Parallels and add a folder. By default, it will assign your home folder. Call it whatever you like (I called mine Mac Drive). Then start up Windows. Open any folder in Windows and go to Tools -> Map Network Drive. Select a Drive letter (I kept mine Z:). Select Browse from the tab on the right. Select Network: Parallel Shared Folder and expand \.Psf. Under that, you should see the folder you just added (Mac Drive). Hit Finish, and you should have your drive mapped as Z as a network drive.

Now go to the Start menu, right click on My Documents and type Z:Documents, hit Apply, and it will ask you if you want to move any files from your Documents folder to the new location -- just say yes, and you're all done.
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10.4: Share OS X home folder with Parallels, revisited
Authored by: adrianm on Nov 09, '06 08:06:39AM

I've been doing this for quite a while, and would raise the issue of risk.

Not a good idea to expose too much of your OSX file system to Windows, certainly not your whole home dir... A Windows virus or other malware could do quite a bit of damage if you did.

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10.4: Share OS X home folder with Parallels, revisited
Authored by: wgscott on Nov 09, '06 08:14:17AM

Running linux in parallels, I was able to use NFS to mount file systems from the hard drive and make them accessible. In this case you need the same uid number (typically 501 for the mac admin user) to have read/write access.



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