I have problems with parallels and therefore decided to migrate my content to virtualbox as it is much better and always worked.
I was looking for ways to convert a PvM file to a hard drive. However, when I complete the process, I still have something that cannot be started. For example, these are the following steps to get the resulting solution:
- Make the necessary backups on my Mac and use them as a VM host
- Uninstall parallel tools from the guest VM operating system (Windows 10 Pro).
- Go to the specified .pvm file, click "Show Package Contents" and locate the .hdd file listed therein
- Click on the .hdd file and select "Show Package Contents" again to reveal another hidden gem with the .hds extension
- Copy the .hds file to a location that virtualbox can access (in a directory for the VM you created) and rename it to .hdd
- voila, should it work?
I also tried this method with a command line tool to convert something (not really), but all it did was inflate the 10 GB file to 120 GB and still did not remain bootable. 🙁
any ideas? 🙂 🙂