Search

Language:  
Search for:

Available article translations:

How to uninstall/delete a Virtual Machine in Parallels Desktop for Mac

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Resolution

To delete/uninstall your virtual machine:

IMPORTANT: This operation is IRREVERSIBLE. The Virtual Machine will be deleted, and there is no way to restore it.

  1. Launch Parallels Desktop, but do not start your virtual machine.

  2. for Parallels Desktop 10:

    • Activate the Control Center.
    • Right-click on your virtual machine and choose "Remove".

    for Parallels Desktop 9 and earlier:

    • Activate the Virtual Machines List.
    • Right-click on your virtual machine in the list and choose "Remove".

  3. You can Keep files in case you wish to have access to files saved on this virtual machine. Choose Move to Trash if you do not need any data located in this Virtual Machine and want to remove it completely.


NOTE: If you do not have Parallels Desktop for Mac installed on your Mac, search for .pvm file in /Users/username/Documents/Parallels/, /Users/Shared/Parallels/ or /Users/username/Library/Parallels, and move it to Trash. You may use Spotlight to find the virtual machine. Type ".pvm" in the Spotlight search bar to locate the Parallels Virtual Machine on your Mac.




Related article:

Search words:

delete virtual machine

remove windows




1e5db16426987d561060acdf56d947b4 33c4522b6fa9ca8e050f19b889fb58f1 790d27220dd34433ff172f45c18cfb98 48e7cf384e3b46432e32e6040476f122 fb0e3c3e2247964007f03acae43ffd0d

FEEDBACK
Was this article helpful?
Tell us how we may improve it.
Yes No
 
 
 
 
 
 
Desktop Virtualization
- Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
- Parallels Transporter
- Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition
- Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition
- Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM
Server Virtualization
- Parallels Cloud Server
- Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0
- Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
Automation
- Parallels Automation
- Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure
- Parallels Business Automation Standard
- Parallels Virtual Automation
- Parallels Plesk Panel Suite
- Web Presence Builder
- Parallels Plesk Automation
- Parallels Small Business Panel
- Value-added Services for Hosters
- Parallels Partner Storefront
Services & Resources
- Cloud Acceleration Services
- Professional Services
- Support Services
- Training & Certification