Как Удалить Parallels Desktop For Mac

 

Unlike the software developed for Windows system, most of the applications installed in Mac OS X generally can be removed with relative ease. Parallels Desktop is a third party application that provides additional functionality to OS X system and enjoys a popularity among Mac users. However, instead of installing it by dragging its icon to the Application folder, uninstalling Parallels Desktop may need you to do more than a simple drag-and-drop to the Trash.

If you would like to use your Parallels Desktop for Mac license on a new Mac, you should sign out of your account in Parallels Desktop on the old Mac. Click on the Parallels Desktop menu, and select Account & License. In the activation window, click on your account email address and select Sign Out. Review Parallels Desktop files or folders, click Complete Uninstall button and then click Yes in the pup-up dialog box to confirm Parallels Desktop removal. The whole uninstall process may takes even less than one minute to finish, and then all items associated with Parallels Desktop has been successfully removed from your Mac! Parallels Desktop (for Mac) Parallels Desktop is the fastest and friendliest way to run Windows apps on a Mac for the majority of users who are ly to want to do so. IT pros may prefer VMware Fusion; expert users who want no-cost apps will prefer the open-source VirtualBox.

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When installed, Parallels Desktop creates files in several locations. Generally, its additional files, such as preference files and application support files, still remains on the hard drive after you delete Parallels Desktop from the Application folder, in case that the next time you decide to reinstall it, the settings of this program still be kept. But if you are trying to uninstall Parallels Desktop in full and free up your disk space, removing all its components is highly necessary. Continue reading this article to learn about the proper methods for uninstalling Parallels Desktop .

Manually uninstall Parallels Desktop step by step:

Most applications in Mac OS X are bundles that contain all, or at least most, of the files needed to run the application, that is to say, they are self-contained. Thus, different from the program uninstall method of using the control panel in Windows, Mac users can easily drag any unwanted application to the Trash and then the removal process is started. Despite that, you should also be aware that removing an unbundled application by moving it into the Trash leave behind some of its components on your Mac. To fully get rid of Parallels Desktop from your Mac, you can manually follow these steps:

1. Terminate Parallels Desktop process(es) via Activity Monitor

Before uninstalling Parallels Desktop , you’d better quit this application and end all its processes. If Parallels Desktop is frozen, you can press Cmd +Opt + Esc, select Parallels Desktop in the pop-up windows and click Force Quit to quit this program (this shortcut for force quit works for the application that appears but not for its hidden processes).

Open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder in Launchpad, and select All Processes on the drop-down menu at the top of the window. Select the process(es) associated with Parallels Desktop in the list, click Quit Process icon in the left corner of the window, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog box (if that doesn’t work, then try Force Quit).

2. Delete Parallels Desktop application using the Trash

First of all, make sure to log into your Mac with an administrator account, or you will be asked for a password when you try to delete something.

Open the Applications folder in the Finder (if it doesn’t appear in the sidebar, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, and select Applications in the list), search for Parallels Desktop application by typing its name in the search field, and then drag it to the Trash (in the dock) to begin the uninstall process. Alternatively you can also click on the Parallels Desktop icon/folder and move it to the Trash by pressing Cmd + Del or choosing the File and Move to Trash commands.

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For the applications that are installed from the App Store, you can simply go to the Launchpad, search for the application, click and hold its icon with your mouse button (or hold down the Option key), then the icon will wiggle and show the “X” in its left upper corner. Click the “X” and click Delete in the confirmation dialog.

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3. Remove all components related to Parallels Desktop in Finder

Though Parallels Desktop has been deleted to the Trash, its lingering files, logs, caches and other miscellaneous contents may stay on the hard disk. For complete removal of Parallels Desktop , you can manually detect and clean out all components associated with this application. You can search for the relevant names using Spotlight. Those preference files of Parallels Desktop can be found in the Preferences folder within your user’s library folder (~/Library/Preferences) or the system-wide Library located at the root of the system volume (/Library/Preferences/), while the support files are located in '~/Library/Application Support/' or '/Library/Application Support/'.

Open the Finder, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, select the entry: Go to Folder... and then enter the path of the Application Support folder:~/Library

Search for any files or folders with the program’s name or developer’s name in the ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Caches/ folders. Right click on those items and click Move to Trash to delete them.

Meanwhile, search for the following locations to delete associated items:

  • /Library/Preferences/
  • /Library/Application Support/
  • /Library/Caches/

Besides, there may be some kernel extensions or hidden files that are not obvious to find. In that case, you can do a Google search about the components for Parallels Desktop . Usually kernel extensions are located in in /System/Library/Extensions and end with the extension .kext, while hidden files are mostly located in your home folder. You can use Terminal (inside Applications/Utilities) to list the contents of the directory in question and delete the offending item.

4. Empty the Trash to fully remove Parallels Desktop

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If you are determined to delete Parallels Desktop permanently, the last thing you need to do is emptying the Trash. To completely empty your trash can, you can right click on the Trash in the dock and choose Empty Trash, or simply choose Empty Trash under the Finder menu (Notice: you can not undo this act, so make sure that you haven’t mistakenly deleted anything before doing this act. If you change your mind, before emptying the Trash, you can right click on the items in the Trash and choose Put Back in the list). In case you cannot empty the Trash, reboot your Mac.

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Tips for the app with default uninstall utility:

You may not notice that, there are a few of Mac applications that come with dedicated uninstallation programs. Though the method mentioned above can solve the most app uninstall problems, you can still go for its installation disk or the application folder or package to check if the app has its own uninstaller first. If so, just run such an app and follow the prompts to uninstall properly. After that, search for related files to make sure if the app and its additional files are fully deleted from your Mac.

Automatically uninstall Parallels Desktop with MacRemover (recommended):

No doubt that uninstalling programs in Mac system has been much simpler than in Windows system. But it still may seem a little tedious and time-consuming for those OS X beginners to manually remove Parallels Desktop and totally clean out all its remnants. Why not try an easier and faster way to thoroughly remove it?

If you intend to save your time and energy in uninstalling Parallels Desktop , or you encounter some specific problems in deleting it to the Trash, or even you are not sure which files or folders belong to Parallels Desktop , you can turn to a professional third-party uninstaller to resolve troubles. Here MacRemover is recommended for you to accomplish Parallels Desktop uninstall within three simple steps. MacRemover is a lite but powerful uninstaller utility that helps you thoroughly remove unwanted, corrupted or incompatible apps from your Mac. Now let’s see how it works to complete Parallels Desktop removal task.

1. Download MacRemover and install it by dragging its icon to the application folder.
2. Launch MacRemover in the dock or Launchpad, select Parallels Desktop appearing on the interface, and click Run Analysis button to proceed.
3. Review Parallels Desktop files or folders, click Complete Uninstall button and then click Yes in the pup-up dialog box to confirm Parallels Desktop removal.
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The whole uninstall process may takes even less than one minute to finish, and then all items associated with Parallels Desktop has been successfully removed from your Mac!

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Benefits of using MacRemover:

MacRemover has a friendly and simply interface and even the first-time users can easily operate any unwanted program uninstallation. With its unique Smart Analytic System, MacRemover is capable of quickly locating every associated components of Parallels Desktop and safely deleting them within a few clicks. Thoroughly uninstalling Parallels Desktop from your mac with MacRemover becomes incredibly straightforward and speedy, right? You don’t need to check the Library or manually remove its additional files. Actually, all you need to do is a select-and-delete move. As MacRemover comes in handy to all those who want to get rid of any unwanted programs without any hassle, you’re welcome to download it and enjoy the excellent user experience right now!

This article provides you two methods (both manually and automatically) to properly and quickly uninstall Parallels Desktop , and either of them works for most of the apps on your Mac. If you confront any difficulty in uninstalling any unwanted application/software, don’t hesitate to apply this automatic tool and resolve your troubles.

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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.
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    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.
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  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/.
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  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/

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