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completely removing parallels from mac

i didn't like the way parallels ran on mac osx yosemite 10.10.5

i uninstalled it, but i can tell the unistall is not complete because when i try to
use certain programs that are both mac & windows, the parallels error box pops
up saying it can't open parallels.

i'd like to know if mac pros are available to walk me through uninstalling parallels completely
so this doesn't keep happening.

thanks!
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Eoin OSullivan

8/22/2022 - Mon
Martin Liss

This article from Parallels describes how to uninstall Parallels 12, but there are also articles for at least 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Juan Dominguez

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thanks martin!

unfortunately, this is what i am referring to.

this may remove parallels, but it only removes parallels and nothing else.

for example, all of the windows programs are still on the hard drive which
are just taking up space and there's obviously other files too still associated
with parallels because when i try to run ms office for mac, it always triggers
the parallels pop up saying it can't find parallels before going ahead and opening
in mac osx as it should.

but this is why i removed parallels to begin with.

11 seems to be really buggy. big problems if you have
software that is installed on osx and also installed
on parallels windows.

if you try to open the mac version parallels tries to take over and
start running the windows versions.

so i need to uninstall all of this completely.
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