The Apple Mac and Parallels virtual Windows 10 nightmare

Posted By on February 28, 2018

Parallels_Win10 _ 2018-02-23 at 10.18.52 AMWhat a pain. I had a major crash on my iMac and wiped out my Parallels install (corrupted the virtual hard drive).  One would think this would be an easy fix, but it wasn’t.

I spent about 6 hours attempting fix after fix to restore a back up version of the virtual disk (Apple’s Time Machine) but it wouldn’t recognize. I attempted to recode several config files and likely messed it up even further. Eventually I restored everything Parallels related including the afore mention .pvm virtual disk folder from my Parallels_Win10_180223earliest Time Machine backup and finally it looks like I’m back in business. I checked the Mac disk for back sectors, but all came out clean (although I think Mac OS remaps?)


I’m crossing my fingers for now and will carefully tweak any changes and updates incase something recent corrupted my Parallels install?



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