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    How to Uninstall VirtualBox
    Hello,

    I am trying something with my MacBook Air and am hard-pressed to find a way to uninstall VirtualBox. I understand this is different from removing software from Windows, and even tried moving it to the trash. Kindly help. Thanks!
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    jhoom jhoom

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    See the following LINK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    See the following LINK.

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    Thank you, I will try it out!
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    jhoom jhoom

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    Hi,

    I went to the link, ran the commands, shut down the machine and then started it up again. However, when I go to applications, the icon for Virtual Box is still there.

    Please see attached .png for illustration. How do I safely get rid of this?
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    jhoom jhoom

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    Yes, just trash the icon. The main thing about uninstalling VB is removing the large VM file which resides in the VB folder. If you followed the directions in that link, then it's gone.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Yes, just trash the icon. The main thing about uninstalling VB is removing the large VM file which resides in the VB folder. If you followed the directions in that link, then it's gone.

    Regards.
    Thanks once again
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    jhoom jhoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    See the following LINK.

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    Does that delete the partition that it made too?

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    VirtualBox doesn't create partitions. However, it does create virtual hard drives which should be removed using the technique in the article linked to by chscag.
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