The case of the missing Virtual Machine.
One of our cats walked on the Mac Mini keyboard, which is quite unusual - but a ‘cat’-astrophe, as selecting the Parallels 10 / Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine icon returns the following:
The "Windows 8.1" application cannot be started.
The application is installed in a virtual machine that cannot be located. Make sure that the virtual machine hasn't been deleted or moved to another location.
To further add to the difficulties, Finder now includes a ‘topquark-2’ Network device which cannot be deleted - TopQuark is (was?) the host machine for the Windows 8.1.pvm virtual machine.
A search returns two instances of Windows 8.1.pvm.
>> Macintosh HD ▸ Users ▸ JAMAROSX ▸ Documents ▸ Snagit ▸ Parallels
>> Acronis 2015 TopQuark Backup
If not the correct folders - Where should the VM be?