Uninstalling Parallels For Mac

admin 12/13/2021
  1. Uninstalling Parallels For Mac Operating System
  2. Uninstalling Parallels For Mac Versions
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  4. How Do I Uninstall Parallels

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Customers who purchased and registered a copy of Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac from the Parallels Online Store or an authorized reseller on or after August 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, are eligible for an upgrade to the next version of Parallels Desktop for Mac at no charge, subject to certain conditions. For details on the Tech Guarantee 2020, please visit the Tech Guarantee page.
    Note: : If you have a subscription for Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition, or Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition, you can upgrade Parallels Desktop to the latest version with the license you own. Download and install Parallels Desktop 16 and use your subscription license for activation.
  2. You should receive your upgrade key within 7 days after the new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac becomes available. The upgrade key will be sent to the email that was used for registration of your Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac license.
    If you have not yet registered your copy of Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac, please register it in your Parallels account.

Sure, you could set up your Mac to run Windows with Boot Camp, but that means restarting your computer every time you need to use Windows. Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac lets you install Windows 10 on Mac through a virtual machine in a few simple and easy steps. Since Parallels runs through a VM, you don’t have to reboot your Mac at all. Parallels Mac Management adds the following Mac and Apple mobile device management features to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager: Feature Description. Seamless Use Windows side-by-side with macOS (no restarting required) on your MacBook ®, MacBook Pro, iMac ®, iMac Pro, Mac mini ® or Mac Pro ®.Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text & drag and drop files between Mac and Windows applications. Easy Set-Up Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you are up and going within minutes!

Uninstalling Parallels For Mac Operating System

  1. Does Windows come pre-installed with Parallels Desktop for Mac?
    Windows is not included with your purchase of Parallels Desktop for Mac. Windows can be purchased directly from Microsoft or retail stores. Please visit KB 9003 for additional information.
  2. Will Parallels run on my current Mac hardware?
    A full list of system and hardware requirements can be found here.
  3. What is the difference between Standard and Pro Editions?
    Visit KB 123296.
  4. What is the difference between a permanent license and a subscription?
    Visit KB 122929.
  5. Can I use my license on multiple Mac computers?
    Parallels licenses are valid only on one Mac per license. For more information, please reference www.parallels.com/about/eula/.
  6. Do you have discounts for Students/Education Staff/offer academic licenses?
    Yes. For more information on Education licenses, visit KB 113630.
  7. Is there a trial version of Parallels Desktop for Mac I can evaluate before purchasing?
    Yes, Parallels offers a free 14 day trial at www.parallels.com/products/desktop/trial/
  1. Install or upgrade to the latest version of Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    Visit KB 124250.
  2. Install Windows in Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    Visit KB 4729.
  3. Migrate my current Windows PC to a Parallels Desktop for Mac virtual machine.
    For instructions, visit KB 123929.
  4. Register and activate Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    Visit KB 124225.
  5. Launch Windows from Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    Visit KB 115170.
  6. Upgrade my license to Pro Edition
    Visit KB 123159.
  7. Install Quicken, MS Office or other software in Windows virtual machine.
    Visit KB 119310.
  8. Learn how to use the Coherence mode.
    Visit KB 4670.
  9. Learn how to use the Parallels Desktop sharing tools.
    Visit KB 122567.

Uninstalling Parallels For Mac Versions

  1. What is Parallels Toolbox?
    Visit KB 123903 and KB 124200 to learn about Parallels Toolbox for Mac and for Windows.
  2. How can I get Parallels Toolbox?
    See KB 123902 about Parallels Toolbox for Mac and KB 124202 about the Windows version.
  3. How do I install Parallels Toolbox?
    Visit KB 123904 for information on the Mac version, and KB 124183 to learn how to install the Windows one.
  1. How to give more hard disk space to a Windows virtual machine?
    Visit KB 113972.
  2. How can I improve virtual machine performance on my Mac?
    Visit KB 112091 .
  3. How to reinstall Parallels Tools in Windows Guest OS?
    Visit KB 4841.
  4. Fix network issues in a Windows virtual machine.
    Visit KB 8978.
  5. Free up disk space on Mac.
    Visit KB 123553.
  6. Fix 'There's not enough disk space available to start the Windows virtual machine.'
    Visit KB 10117.
  7. Fix 'Unable to connect USB device to virtual machine now. Try to connect this USB device later.'
    Visit KB 10136.

Apps are essential to computer life these days. We come across an app ad on the Internet…we need to solve a problem…we want to try out the latest trends…before you know it, a new app is downloaded and installed on your Mac®. However, your computer storage gets fuller and fuller the more apps you download. Sometimes you don’t even remember what apps you actually have installed on your computer. In the worst case, some older apps start giving error messages.

The obvious solution is to delete these unneeded apps. We put together a guide that will help you uninstall those apps you don’t need anymore.

Uninstall Apps on macOS


There are two official Apple® ways of uninstalling an app on your Mac.

1. Use Finder.

  • Go to “Finder” and click on “Applications.”
  • Right-click on the app you want to uninstall and select “Move to Trash,” or drag and drop it in the Trash.

2. Use Launchpad

Deleting an app with Launchpad® is the same as deleting an app on your iPhone® or iPad®.

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  • Open Launchpad either by pressing the F4 key, clicking the Launchpad icon in the Menu Bar, or moving all five fingers together on the trackpad.
  • Click on one application for several seconds until all the apps start shacking.
  • Go to the app you want to delete and click on the “x” in the upper-left corner.
  • Note: Not all apps can be uninstalled this way.

Figure 2_ Applications in Launchpad

How to Completely Remove an App from Mac

However, there are a few situations where these two ways might not work, especially since the app’s preferences will still remain on your computer.

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3. Use “Uninstall Apps” in Parallels Toolbox for Mac.

The complete and easiest way to uninstall an app—with all its leftovers—is with the “Uninstall Apps” tool in Parallels® Toolbox for Mac. It scans the hard drive and shows all applications and their files. The tool can also show and remove leftover files related to applications that have already been uninstalled.

Figure 3_ Uninstall apps in Parallels Toolbox for Mac

  • Launch Parallels Toolbox and open “Uninstall Apps.”
  • Go to the app you want to delete either by searching for it or scrolling down.
  • Click “Uninstall,” and the app will be completely removed.

Download a free trial of Parallels Toolbox for Mac now and see how easy and efficient it is.

Either way you choose, most apps will go directly to the Trash after removing them. You can either right-click on the Trash and select “Empty Trash,” or you can wait 30 days until it’s automatically emptied.

Keep in mind that you cannot uninstall built-in applications with any of the three ways described. Try to delete the “Calendar” or “Chess” app—you’ll see that Apple won’t let you.

How Do I Uninstall Parallels

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