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Ever since I installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac, it associated a ton of applications as links to Parallels Desktop.

I use Alfred heavily, and often accidentally I'll choose an app that's associated with Parallels so it will begin to launch the VM. I never want to do this though – if I want to do something on the VM I'll just launch the VM.

Most of the apps can simply be deleted in OS X, some need to be re-pointed to a Mac handler.

How can I achieve that?

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I think the easiest solution – rather than trying to disassociate file types with Windows applications – would be to disable the sharing of Windows applications altogether.

You should be able to do that by configuring your Windows VM, and then unchecking Share Windows applications with Mac.

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thanks ! worked like magic –  Sonic Soul Jul 28 '13 at 18:41

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