How do I completely remove Parallels?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by airtas, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. airtas macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    I ran the Uninstaller but Parallels still shows in the open with command

    I ran trash me as well but am I missing something?
  2. ssmed macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2009

    Have you restarted since the removal? If not I would try this first.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    To manually remove an application and all associated files:
    1. Launch Finder and search for the app name (hopefully unique, such as Skype)
    2. You can narrow the search to specific folders or search your whole Mac
    3. Searching "File Name" vs "Contents" usually provides better results.
    4. Click the + button below the search term to add criteria
    5. Click the "Album" drop-down and select "System files"
    6. Click the "Don't include" and change to "include"
    7. Sort by name, kind, date, etc. to identify components of the app, such as folders, .plist files, cache files. etc.
    8. Delete all files and folders related to the app.
    9. Don't empty your Trash until you've determined that everything is working OK, in case you need to restore something you deleted by accident.
    10. A reboot might be necessary to completely remove some apps.
  4. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Is it recommended to remove Parallels 5 before installing Parallels 6?

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