Parallels Virtual Machines List
The Parallels Virtual Machines list shows the virtual machines and virtual machines templates that are already registered in Parallels Desktop.
Note: If you have no virtual machines registered in Parallels Desktop, the Parallels Virtual Machines list doesn't open.
To open the Parallels Virtual Machines list:
The Parallels Virtual Machines list contains the registered virtual machines, virtual machine templates, third-party virtual machines stored on your Mac, and the menu for managing this list.
The Parallels Virtual Machines list allows you to manage the registered Parallels virtual machines as follows:
If the virtual machine files are stored on a remote USB device or network server, you will see the corresponding icon to the right of the virtual machine name.
If you right-click a virtual machine template, the set of commands will slightly differ. The Start button is not available because you cannot start a template, but you can choose the Convert to Virtual Machine or Deploy to Virtual Machine options.
Third-party Virtual Machines
When you start Parallels Desktop, it finds all third-party virtual machines (VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC, Virtual Box) stored on your Mac using the Spotlight search and adds them to the Parallels Virtual Machine list. Before using these machines, you need to covert them into the Parallels Desktop format. Open a third-party virtual machine, and Parallels Transporter will start and guide you through the process of converting.
If you do not want to convert a third-party virtual machine into the Parallels Desktop format, simply remove it from the Parallels Virtual Machines list. Parallels Desktop will not add it to the list any more.
This menu is situated in the lower left corner of the Parallels Virtual Machines list.
With the help of this menu, you can: