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How to uninstall or reinstall Parallels Desktop 8

  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac
  • For information on removing Parallels Desktop 3.0, please check 4709
  • For information on removing Parallels Desktop 4.0, please check 5714
  • For information on removing Parallels Desktop 5.0, please check 6904
  • For information on removing Parallels Desktop 6.0, please check 9087
  • For information on removing Parallels Desktop 7.0, please check 112189


  • You upgraded from Parallels Desktop 7 to Parallels Desktop 8 and experience issues
  • Parallels Desktop application works improperly
  • You need to reinstall Parallels Desktop (If you want to reinstall Parallels Desktop, uninstall it first as prompted below and install it again
  • You have upgraded from Parallels Desktop 8 to Parallels Desktop 9, and you need a functionality of Parallels Mobile restored
  • You want to uninstall Parallels Desktop


Note: Your Virtual machines will not be affected by this procedure - only Parallels Desktop application will be uninstalled. If you want to remove a Virtual Machine please check this article:

  1. Shut down Parallels Desktop and Virtual Machines
  2. Open Applications folder and drag the Parallels Desktop icon into the Trash

Uninstalling Parallels Desktop using

If you are unable to uninstall Parallels Desktop by dragging it to Trash you may use these commands:

  1. Launch Terminal application from Applications/Utilities

  2. Paste the commands into Terminal (one by one; hit return after pasting each command)

    sudo su

    (type your Administrator password and hit return. You will not see characters while typing)

    for pid in $(ps aux | grep "Parallels" | awk '{print $2}'); do echo kill -KILL $pid; done
    for kext in $(kextstat | grep parallels | awk '{print $6}'); do kextunload $kext; done
    rm /System/Library/Extensions/prl*
    rm -rf "Parallels"

Reinstalling Parallels Desktop

To reinstall Parallels Desktop 8:

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