Parallels and the Flash Player

I’ve had Parallels set up for a while and everything is (nearly) sweet. My workspaces are on OSX and I used Eclipse and Flash on Windows and access the workspace through the shared folder I have set up. Neither Flash or Eclipse have any problem accessing or modifying the files, but the Flash Player can’t open an SWF through the shared folder.

Any tips to why, or how I can fix it would be great, cos at the moment I have to set up a folder on Windows to publish to, then keep copying the files over.

6 Responses to “Parallels and the Flash Player”

  1. spender says:

    if you are using a unc share (\\servername\path) this might be the problem. Map it to a logical drive.

  2. Bjorn Schultheiss says:

    Yes map it to a drive.
    I have 10 shared folders each mapped to there own drive.

    Just a quick question.
    I’ve been using parralels for about 2 weeks and found that it sucks that i can raise my allocated memory over 512MB for my XP image without serious performance degradation, any solutions, besides bootcamp?

  3. Mark says:

    I’m having the same issue too, I’ve send Parallels countless emails and not once have they followed up with me.

  4. Tink says:

    Mark did you try mapping the shared folder to a drive. Workd a treat for me (thanks spender & Bjorn).

    Open ‘My Computer’, selected ‘Map Network Drive’. Pick a drive, select the folder and you should be up and running.

  5. michael says:

    slightly OT:
    Does anyone know how to use a second monitor in XP running in parallels on a mac? I find it quite hard to do grafical works on one monitor only :(

    Any suggestions are more than welcome.

  6. Tink says:

    If you don’t force Parrellels full screen you could just stretch it over the 2 monitors.

    Alternatively u could look into coherance. http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/coherence/

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