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Share iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive Folders with Windows

If you're using iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive cloud storage in OS X, you can easily share their OS X folders with Windows. Once sharing is enabled, you can upload, download, and sync files from any of these services from within Windows without duplicating any of their files on your hard disk.


1. This functionality is also available for Linux virtual machines.
2. To be able to use this functionality, Parallels Tools must be installed.

To share OS X iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive folders with Windows, do the following:

Note: In Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition, you can also share your Dropbox for Business, Box and OneDrive for Business folders with Windows.

  1. If you haven't already, set up iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive in OS X.
  2. Start Windows .
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Configure.
    • If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Actions > Configure .
  4. Click Options and select Sharing > Share Mac .
  5. Select Share iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive .
  6. Log in to Windows and open Computer . Folders for iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive are available in the Favorites section. You can use them to upload and download files to and from the cloud.

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