Complete uninstallation of Parallels Desktop 10

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  1. PenH

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    Six months ago I tried Parallels. The KB said I could uninstall it by dragging the app to the trash. But "Reveal in Windows" is still in a Finder window menu. When I choose it Parallels appears to launch even though it's not on my boot drive.
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

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    Hello, did you remove all Parallels Desktop components? Could you share a screenshot of the issue please?
     
  3. PenH

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    I can't reproduce it for a screen shot, apologies.
    But removing all Parallels Desktop components is what I'd like advice on.
     
  4. ToddD3

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    Parallels v16 and Mojave
    Here is what I did to get mine going. Should apply to trial and licensed versions.
    If you have a licensed version then you will need to reactivate your freshly installed Parallels after reinstallation.
    Manually tossed the application from Applications folder.
    Went to <Your Hard Drive>/Library and removed Parallels folder.
    Went to <Your Hard Drive>/Library/Preferences and removed Parallels folder.
    Went to <Your Home Folder>/Library/Preferences and removed all com.parallels files. (You may need option key and click on Go menu to get to hidden users Library folder)
    Reinstalled Parallels from installer which forced a complete reinstallation from scratch and then reactivated it and I then ignored the creation of a new virtual machine.
    Double-clicked on each of the virtual machines I have which added them back to the control centre. Had to reinstall parallels tools on one of my Windows 10 installs. Your mileage may vary.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  5. IndependentN

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  6. PenH

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    Here is a screen shot. I'd like to completely remove Parallels.
     

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  7. PenH

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    I still would like to completely remove Parallels. I've deleted all relevant files with "parallels" in the file name from my entire boot disk. It's still showing "Reveal in Windows" in my Finder contextual menus. Help?
     
  8. Avni

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    Same some things still are asking for parallels when I try to open. For example when I try to open calculator from Spotlight this happens.
     

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  9. PenH

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    Just wanted to check in on this. How can I help you help?
     
  10. Mark Fine

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    Did you delete: /Library/Contextual Menu Items/ParallelsCM.plugin?
     
  11. Mark Fine

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    Plus... I seem to remember that the linkages to the menus are cached, so simply deleting things may not be an end-all solution. There's a procedure to rebuild the Launch Services Database (type without the "# " at the beginning of each line below):
    # /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    # killall Finder
     
  12. PenH

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    It's looking like the database rebuild procedure worked - thank you!!
     
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  13. Avni

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    Nothing is in that folder.
     
  14. PenH

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    After the database rebuild procedure, I'm noticing some icons in the Dock are not right... see attached. The icon is right in Finder but not the dock. dock anomaly.png
     
  15. Mark Fine

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    Sometimes a reboot fixes that. If not, just pop Disk Utility out of the dock and add it back in.
     
  16. PenH

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    I tried what you said. Rebooting isn't fixing it. Removing "Calculator" from the dock and putting it back isn't fixing it, although "Disk Utility" is now fine.

    I googled this. The web is suggesting different variations of "lsregister", "rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist", and/or deleting caches. But I'm afraid to screw things up further without your giving the go-ahead.
     
  17. Mark Fine

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    Deleting that plist is going to remove all your dock settings and likely make a mess.
    If you remove the calculator icon from the dock, then run the calculator from Applications, it should put a new graphic in there on the right side of the dock without using the cached one. Then, while it's running, you should be able to right-click on the dock icon and set "Keep in dock", then drag it to wherever you want it. Not sure why it would be any different from icon Finder at that point.
     
  18. PenH

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    Yes, (thanks,) I tried that, but it didn't work.
     
  19. PenH

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    One possible clue: Right now it's only seeming to happen with Calculator, so I booted off a backup, renamed Calculator to "calculator bad," and restored a known good copy. Then I booted off my main drive and Got Info for the two files. The old, "bad" one was fine. The restored one, actually named "Calculator," had a generic icon.
     
  20. PenH

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    I think it's fixed. I pasted a new icon into Get Info. If I recall correctly it didn't work the first time. Appreciate the help.
     
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