I’ve been using Windows my whole life.
Then, in 2018, I made the jump to Mac.
In order to save me a bit of trouble I invested in Parallels Desktop for Mac to support clients with .NET systems.
I needed my Parallels Windows Virtual Machine to access some files which lives on my Mac drive as
When I run the
Command Prompt without admin rights, everything works as advertised:
When I run
Command Prompt as administrator, computer says: “No…”:
(Computer says no clip)
Create a batch file
MapMacDrive.bat on your Windows drive:
net use y: \\Mac\Home
Right click on
MapMacDrive.bat and run as Administrator:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>net use y: \\Mac\Home
Side note, to delete the drive create a batch file
MapMacDriveDelete.bat and run as Administrator:
net use y: /delete
Automate mapping on Windows restart
On a Windows restart, the mapped drive is gone and you’ll have to manually run the batch file again…not good enough.
I automate this by using the Windows Task Scheduler.
Open a run box by pressing
Windows Key + R, then execute
Look for the
Create Task action on the right panel.
Create a new task
Make sure to select
Run with highest privileges.
Create a new
Trigger which will run
At log on.
Create a new
Action which will run the batch file.
Your drive will automagically be mapped on restart.
Use it…don’t use it :)