You can uninstall a virtual machine by deleting its files.

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

Shut down or power off the virtual machine.

1

From the VMware Fusion menu bar, 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, 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.