Parallels hard drive image converting for analysis

The other day, talking to one of the analysts in Dallas, a question emerged about analyzing Parallels’ virtual machine hard drives. To my surprise, I did not find many help on this issue on-line and did not find tools that would interpret the file system in Parallels’ hard drive images. The simplest way I wanted to approach this issue is by converting the hard drive image to something simpler like a dd image. I found a very nice article on how to convert to a plain hard drive image using Parallels Image Tool that comes with Parallels Desktop, but I had no access to a Mac and wanted to see if there is a way to do this on Windows…

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