Convert a Virtual Machine

prlctl convert <path>

This command is used to convert a third-party virtual machine to a Parallels virtual machine. The <path> parameter specifies a path to the original virtual machine.

Optional Parameters

--dst <path>

A path where the converted virtual machine files will be stored. If omitted, the default virtual machine location will be used.


If included, the virtual machine conversion will continue even if the guest OS cannot be identified.

Note: The following third-party virtual machines and disks are supported:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Microsoft Virtual PC

  • Virtual Box

  • VMware

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