You can uninstall a virtual machine by deleting its files.

About this task

One method for uninstalling a virtual machine is to use the Virtual Machine Library to delete the virtual machine files.

Prerequisites

Shut down or power off the virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Click the thumbnail of the virtual machine to uninstall.
  3. Select Edit > Delete.
  4. In the Remove Virtual Machine dialog box, select a method of uninstalling the virtual machine.

    Depending on the type of virtual machine you are uninstalling, you might be presented with different options for deleting the virtual machine.

    Option

    Action

    Move to Trash

    Removes the virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window and moves all the virtual machine files to the Trash.

    Keep File

    Removes the virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window, but does nothing to the virtual machine files in the Virtual Machines folder.

    Delete Permanently

    Removes the virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window and deletes the virtual machine files permanently. The files are deleted permanently and not moved to the trash.