Partition a Parallels 9 Virtual Machine Hard Drive

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2015-01-27
Partition a Parallels 9 Virtual Machine Hard Drive

How do I Partition a Parallels 9 Virtual Machine Hard Drive; that is from C: make C: (larger), D: (new) and E: (new) from available Virtual Machine (WIN 8.1) Hard Drive available space which will be the new C:.

I assume I increase C: (I know how to do this) to include space for D: and E: - then how to Partition C:, within Parallels or elsewhere.

Home on 'psf' Y: is 849 GB free - same as Mac Drive Z:

The Parallels VM is on a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9.4
Question by:MARSPATH
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    I'm not sure what you mean but you don't need to partition the drive. If you want to give more space to Parallels, just go to Parallels->Configure and do what you want. You my need to shut down the virtual machine first.

    Author Comment

    What I want is separate drives, as I have on my Win 7 PC. The Win 7 Hard drive was partitioned, using Partition Magic, as C:, D: and E:, each drive with many folders and listed separately in Windows explorer.

    What I do not want to do is add folders, e.g. Data Program Storage to the VM C: drive. This results in permissions issues I don't want to have.

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