You must set sharing and firewall system preferences on your Mac to allow the transfer of files needed to create the virtual machine from the physical PC.


  1. Select System Preferences in the Apple menu and click Sharing in the Internet & Network section.
  2. Select File Sharing, and click Options.
  3. Select Share files and folders using SMB for the appropriate accounts and click Done.
  4. Click Show All to return to System Preferences.
  5. Click Security in the Personal section and click Firewall to go to the Firewall panel.
  6. Make sure incoming connections for SMB file sharing is allowed.
  7. Close the System Preferences window.

What to do next

Determine how to connect your Mac to your physical PC.