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10.6: How to upgrade Parallels Desktop v3 to v4
Authored by: jchan on Sep 30, '09 09:31:35AM

When you suspend a session in Parallels, the system memory state is saved into a file restoring later. Let's say you suspended Parallels 3 in 10.5. Then you upgraded to 10.6. Now you can't launch Parallels 3 anymore to restore/terminate your suspended session.

Parallels 4 will not let you upgrade if it detects a suspended session because the session will be lost in the upgrade process. But if you've already got 10.6 then you're kind of stuck because you can't use Parallels 3 to terminate the suspended session.

The solution in this hint is to manually open your Parallels folder in Finder and delete the session files.

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10.6: How to upgrade Parallels Desktop v3 to v4
Authored by: Mac Berry on Sep 30, '09 11:10:45AM

OK, thanks - shame the hint couldn't explain that! It makes sense once you know the problem it's trying to solve, but needed to include an explanation of that. It also lacks detail - where would I find the files it mentions for example, what will they be called, and/or what extension am I looking for?

No problem here though, as everything was stopped before I upgraded to 10.6 anyway.

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