Isolate Windows from Mac

You can isolate Windows from macOS, so that they no longer share folders, profiles, and applications, connected external devices are no longer automatically accessible by Windows, Windows and Mac no longer synchronize volume, and you can no longer copy or move objects between Windows and macOS. Isolating Windows from macOS may provide a higher level of security by not allowing compromised items from one OS to come into contact with the other.

To isolate Windows from macOS

  1. 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.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Select Isolate Windows from Mac.