Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Uninstall Parallels 8 Fully?

  1. #1
    Bit Poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1

    Default Uninstall Parallels 8 Fully?

    Hi,

    I installed Parallels 8 on my MacBook to evaluate it. I installed a preview of Windows 8 too.

    I have decided that I am not going to purchase it, at this time, so obviously wanted to remove it. On the Parallels site it says simply to drag the App to trash to remove. Which I did. However I am left with many stray files around my system it seems, such as the Workstation images still in documents (which I found and removed) but also a 'Windows 8 Applications' folder in launcher.

    How do I clean my system fully, and what has Parallels changed on my system? Its pretty new (my first Mac) and I know from experience with Windows how programs like this (I used to use VMWare) can install extra drivers and services and a drag and drop to trash does not seem to be enough.

    Any help appreciated. I might well purchase this software in future (for an iMac). Just right now I need it gone from my laptop.

    Thanks



  2. #2

    Default

    Hi, try the Terminal part from http://kb.parallels.com/en/114624
    Thanks,
    Andrew

    Follow Parallels Support on Twitter: @ParallelsCares



  3. #3

    Default

    Any why aren't the following directories and files mentioned in your guide?

    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Logs/parallels*
    rm -rf /Library/Logs/parallels*
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.parallels.desktop.console.savedState/
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Preferences/com.parallels.*
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Preferences/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/Shared/Parallels/
    rm -rf Applications\ \(Parallels\)/

    jay is my username.

    This is one of the reasons I didn't move away from VMWare - better documentation.

    Regards,
    Zhivko Bozhkov


    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.

  4. #4
    Bit Poster
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhivkoB View Post
    Any why aren't the following directories and files mentioned in your guide?

    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Logs/parallels*
    rm -rf /Library/Logs/parallels*
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.parallels.desktop.console.savedState/
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Preferences/com.parallels.*
    rm -rf /Users/jay/Library/Preferences/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/Shared/Parallels/
    rm -rf Applications\ \(Parallels\)/

    jay is my username.

    This is one of the reasons I didn't move away from VMWare - better documentation.

    Regards,
    Zhivko Bozhkov
    A little mod:
    Code:
    rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Parallels/
    rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Logs/parallels*
    rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.parallels.desktop.console.savedState/
    rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/com.parallels.*
    rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/Parallels/
    rm -rf Applications\ \(Parallels\)/
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Logs/parallels*
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Preferences/Parallels/
    sudo rm -rf /Users/Shared/Parallels/



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •