Launchpad remove parallels icons?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by neorf, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. neorf macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2011
    i'had installed parallels but now no more. I've upgraded to Lion and inside Launchpad i find old icon located in /users/username/Applications/Windows 7 Applications, folder created by Parallels.
    How can i remove this app from Launchpad?

  2. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Delete the app from your computer. That is the only way.
  3. Stonefly macrumors regular


    Dec 26, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Thank you, I had the same problem. :)
  4. neorf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2011
    i've deleted folder "/users/username/Applications/Windows 7 Applications", but the problem is still there. That folder at the moment is inside Trash. Maybe if i empty trash everything is ok?
  5. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Yeah empty the trash. That should fix it.
  6. icosahedron macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    You can also delete the Windows icons from Launchpad by choosing to not sure Windows applications inside the configuration of your VM in Parallels.

    This way the Applications themselves aren't deleted, but the icons are.
  7. volodymyrqa macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    thank u 4 that great post !
  8. cacososa macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    Parallels windows icons are still showing in launchpad

    I deleted the windows 7 from /users/username/application/ and empyted the trash and I even restarted and nothing happened the icons are still showing in lauchpad. Also I don't know why but the windows 7 folder was the only thing inside the /users/username/application/ and now that I have deleted it I have 0 items inside that folder.

    Any advice?

  9. cacososa macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    Ok i found a solution a pretty annoying solution but it did the trick. For some reason after I deleted the windows 7 folder from users\username\applications folder and emptied the trashcan the icons in launchpad didn't go away. But when I tried clicking on one of the icons a ? appeared and I was then able to delete it by holding down the option/alt key..
  10. baspowe, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

    baspowe macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    Delete the Application folder in the folder of your account name. This is where all parallels windows application shortcuts are.



    ~/Library/Application support/Dock

    delete the .db file here.

    Terminal> killall Dock

    this worked for me...hope it helps
  11. Mere macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009
    Launchpad Cleaner

    Here's an easy way to delete or restore launchpad apps without using terminal commands or deleting/uninstalling any apps: :)

    LaunchpadCleaner: A small, simple and free app that allows you clean up your Launchbar with a single click:
  12. uyhoang macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2011
    I tried using LaunchpadCleaner but the icons kept coming back. I found the best way to permanently get rid of them was to do a Spotlght search. Search based on version and put in "Windows" (see screenshot below). Select all of them and move it to trash.

    Attached Files:

  13. asdlb4 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    This Was It!

    Thank you soooo much! I've been having this problem for months and couldn't figure out a fix. This totally worked!!!
  14. PaulKemp, Jul 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012

    PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    Hi, having to bump this one.

    The long gone parallels intallation is cluttering up my application list. Paralells is uninstalled and there are no applications in the /Applications/ folder.

    How do I completely remove the old windows shortcuts? Thanks.

  15. Deviant Relic macrumors newbie

    Deviant Relic

    Oct 16, 2017
    This post saved me two years of frustration trying to get rid of the Parallels Icons and Windows application associations in finder. The typical uninstall of Parallels nor clean up tools caught those files. Thank you.

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