How Can I Uninstall Parallel Tools on Catalina Guest

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by ChrisH29, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. ChrisH29

    ChrisH29 Bit Poster

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    I am trying to uninstall parallel tools (not toolbox on the host) on my 10.15.5 guest OS before i upgrade it to Bug Sur. I cannot find any articles on how to do this. Thanks.
     
  2. Abishek

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    Hello @ChrisH29 Please refer to the steps below to know how to uninstall Parallels Tools from a macOS X virtual machine. However, we would like to inform you that the compatibility of Parallels Desktop and macOS Big Sur hasn't been fully tested yet by the Parallels Engineering Team. At this time, we do not have the exact ETA when Parallels Desktop willfully and officially supports the newly released macOS. However, we are working hard to make sure macOS Big Sur works with Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    To remove Parallels Tools from a Mac virtual machine:
    1. Start the virtual machine, and log in to the guest OS.
    2. To remove Parallels Tools, connect and mount the prl-tools-mac.iso image and launch the Parallels Tools installer. For detailed instructions, see Installing Parallels Tools in Mac OS X.
    3. Open the mounted image of the disc, and double-click the Uninstall Parallels Tools icon.
    4. In the Welcome window, click Uninstall. Enter the password when prompted.
    5. In the Uninstallation Completed window, click Restart to quit the installer and restart the virtual machine.
     
  3. ChrisH29

    ChrisH29 Bit Poster

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    Where do you find that .iso?
     
  4. ChrisH29

    ChrisH29 Bit Poster

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    Nevermind, I figured it out. Thank you.
     
  5. Ajith1

    Ajith1 Parallels Support

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    All Parallels Tools ISO's are placed inside ParallelsDesktop.app file. We are glad that you have resolved the issue.
     
  6. Robster

    Robster Kilo Poster

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    I CANNOT figure it out!

    I have opened the Parallels App and looked everywhere I can think of within it and cannot find the prl-tools-mac.iso anywhere!

    Surely it should be somewhere easier to find than hidden away somewhere?

    HELP PLEASE.
     
  7. Ajith1

    Ajith1 Parallels Support

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    Check if the Parallels Tools is mounted on the macOS X VM's Desktop if not use Actions > Install Parallels Tools it will mount Parallels Tools disk on desktop if you open the mounted drive you can find the uninstall option.
     
  8. JeffP14

    JeffP14 Bit Poster

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    Thanks for addressing this topic. I was looking for the information regarding the same.
     
  9. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello, did you check the instructions above?
     
  10. David MC

    David MC Bit Poster

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    @PeterJ18 the OP is asking about a macOS guest, not Windows.
    the path to the .iso image is this:
    /Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/Resources/Tools/prl-tools-mac.iso
     

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