2865 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2009 11:19 AM by RaginCajunAz
If all your CAD files are only usable with AutoCad then why not store all of them on the Windows drive? If you have files that are only usable with a Mac application then store them on the the Mac hard drive. Parallels can implement sharing between the VM and OS X so you can seamlessly access files from either side.
Sharing files between your VM and OS X presents no inherent security risk. This is a method of sharing files not sharing the computers on the web. Of course any file-based trojans could be copied from one side to the other, but Windows malware has essentially no impact in OS X.
You should take normal precautions in the VM as you would in any Windows environment.
To keep Windows off the network just turn off its networking via the Networking control panel.
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