How to Remove Parallels From Mac Along With Windows Installation File.
Removing apps from Mac computers is easy. Just drag the app icon to the trash can. However, there are a few applications that have kept their dependencies outside of their package, and finding them may require some research. One such application is Parallels Desktop, a popular application that helps you run Windows on Mac.
Removing “Parallels Desktop” is a bit tricky. You cannot directly uninstall parallel software from an application. First, you need to remove the Windows setup file before uninstalling the application. Let’s see how to do it.
Follow the steps.
1. Check your Mac storage. To do this, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu. A new window will appear. Click Storage. Mine shows 3.17 GB available. Let’s free up some space.
2. Open Parallels Desktop from Spotlight or Mac Launchpad if not already open.
3. Typically, the application is configured to load Windows when opened. If Windows is running, we need to turn it off first. To do this, use the application menu option, usually found in the upper right corner on a Mac, and look for the Shut Down option.
Then look for the option to open Control Center from that same top-right menu. A new window similar to the image below will open, right-click on the gear icon and click “Delete.”
4. You will be asked to confirm the deletion of the Windows file, click “Move to Trash”.
5. Now go to the trash can, here you will find the 18.84 GB Windows ISO file. Empty trash.
6. That’s it. If you check your Mac storage now, you will see a significant amount of free space. Mine says there is 26.28 GB available.
From here, if you want to keep the parallel software, you can simply leave it, or go to the application page and uninstall the software. After doing this, you may have to restart your computer.
How to Remove Parallels From Mac Along With Windows Installation File