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Uninstall Parallels Desktop for Mac

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Pro Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition

Like most applications on a Mac, Parallels Desktop doesn't require uninstallation simply move the application to Trash. If you want to upgrade to the newer Parallels Desktop, you don't need to uninstall current version, it will be automatically replaced during installation.

Note: Your virtual machines will not be affected by this procedure only the Parallels Desktop application will be uninstalled. If you want to remove a virtual machine, please see KB 5029.

  1. Shut down your virtual machine and quit Parallels Desktop.

  2. Open your Applications folder and drag the Parallels Desktop icon into the Trash.

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  3. Empty the Trash.

  4. Reboot your Mac.



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