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How to uninstall Parallels Desktop 8

  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac


Additional information

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 would like to uninstall Parallels Desktop 8. 
  • 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 want to install any previous version of 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

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