Isolating a Virtual Machine in Parallels Desktop

Parallels Support team guest author: Ajith Mamolin

Parallels Desktop is well known for providing the best integration possible between Windows and Mac. Files, folders, applications—it can all be shared between two systems.

At the same time, we realize that some users don’t need these sharing features, especially when it comes to testing for development needs. Many users will just disable sharing options in their virtual machine configuration. But did you know you can also completely isolate your VM in just a couple of clicks? Read on for more details…

You can enable isolation in your virtual machine configuration. Go to the Security tab and check the box to isolate your VM.

Isolating a VM

The image below shows the difference between the settings when sharing is enabled, and when your VM is isolated:

Isolating a VM

When you isolate your VM, these sharing features will be disabled:

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