Looking to uninstall Microsoft Office from your Mac computer? Here are the simple steps you need to follow to get rid of Office for good.
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How to uninstall Microsoft Office on a Mac
There are a few different ways to uninstall Microsoft Office on a Mac. The most common way is to use the built-in uninstaller feature in the application itself. To do this, open up Microsoft Office and go to the “Help” menu. From here, select “Uninstall Office” and follow the prompts to remove the software from your computer.
Another way to uninstall Microsoft Office on a Mac is to use a third-party application like AppCleaner. AppCleaner is a free application that can help you remove unwanted apps from your Mac, including Microsoft Office. To use AppCleaner, simply download and install the app, then drag and drop Microsoft Office into the AppCleaner window. AppCleaner will search your computer for all of the files associated with Office and allow you to delete them with just a few clicks.
If you’re having trouble uninstalling Microsoft Office using either of these methods, you can also try manually removing the files associated with the software. To do this, open up Finder and go to the “Applications” folder. From here, locate Microsoft Office and drag it to the trash. Then, open up finder again and go to the “Library” folder (you may need to enable “Show Hidden Files” first). Within the Library folder, look for any folders with “Microsoft” or “Office” in their name and delete them as well. Finally, restart your computer and Microsoft Office should be fully uninstalled!
How to remove Office 365 on a Mac
Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that offers access to Microsoft Office tools. If you no longer need Office 365, you can cancel your subscription and uninstall the software from your Mac. Follow the steps below to remove Office 365.
How to uninstall Office 2011 on a Mac
If you need to uninstall Office 2011 from your Mac, there are a few different ways that you can do this. The best way to remove Office 2011 is to use the “Remove Office” tool that is included with the application. However, if you can’t find this tool or if it doesn’t work for some reason, you can also uninstall Office 2011 by manually deleting the application files from your computer.
How to uninstall Office 2016 on a Mac
If you want to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 from your Mac, there are a few different ways you can do it. We’ll show you how to use the built-in uninstaller, as well as how to delete the Office files manually.
How to uninstall Office for Mac Preview
If you no longer have Office for Mac Preview installed on your computer and you want to restore your computer to its original state, you can uninstall Office for Mac Preview.
Note: Uninstalling Office for Mac Preview will not remove any of your personal files, documents, or data.
To uninstall Office for Mac Preview, follow these steps:
Quit all Microsoft Office for Mac programs that are running.
Open the Microsoft Office for Mac applications folder.
Note: The Microsoft Office for Mac applications folder is typically located in the Applications (Mac HD/Applications/) folder.
Drag the Microsoft Office 2011 folder to the Trash.
Eject any optical media, such as a CD or DVD, from the computer’s optical drive, and then restart your computer.
How to remove Office apps from a Mac
If you want to uninstall Microsoft Office from your Mac, there are a few different ways you can do it. You can either remove all Office apps at once, or individually.
###How to remove all Office apps at once:
1. Quit all Microsoft Office apps.
2. In the Finder, go to the Applications folder and look for Microsoft Office.
3. Drag Microsoft Office from the Applications folder to the Trash (or right-click on it and select Move to Trash).
4. Empty the Trash.
###How to remove individual Office apps:
1. Quit the specific Microsoft Office app you want to remove.
2. In the Finder, go to the Applications folder and look for the app you want to remove.
3. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (or right-click on it and select Move to Trash).
4 Empty the Trash
How to delete Office files from a Mac
If you need to delete Office files from your Mac because you’re uninstalling the suite or moving it to another computer, follow these steps.
First, exit all Microsoft Office programs that are running on your Mac. Then, open the Finder and go to the Applications folder. Find any Microsoft Office applications in the folder and drag them to the Trash.
Next, open the Library folder. Go to Library > Containers > com.microsoft.errorreporting and delete the “Data” folder inside of it. Then, go to Library > Preferences and look for any files that start with “com.microsoft.” Drag these files to the Trash as well.
Finally, empty the Trash and restart your computer for these changes to take effect.
How to free up space after uninstalling Office on a Mac
If you’re uninstalling Microsoft Office from your Mac, you might want to consider ways to free up space afterward. One way to do this is by uninstalling the Office apps that you don’t use.
Assuming you have the latest version of Office for Mac, which is currently Office 365, you can uninstall it by doing the following:
1. Open Finder and go to the Applications folder.
2. Find the Microsoft Office folder and drag it to the Trash.
3. Empty the Trash.
Now that Office is uninstalled, you can delete any additional files or folders related to Office that might be taking up space on your hard drive. To do this:
1. Open Finder and go to the Go menu at the top of the screen.
2. Choose Go to Folder from the drop-down menu.
3. Type in ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.office and click Go.
4. Delete any files or folders that are in this directory, then close the Finder window when you’re done
How to reinstall Office on a Mac
If you’re having trouble with your Office for Mac apps, you can try uninstalling and then reinstalling Office. Here’s how to do that:
1. Quit all Office for Mac applications.
2. Open the Launchpad, and type “Microsoft Office” in the search box.
3. Click and hold the Microsoft Office icon until it jiggles, then click X to delete the icon. Doing this doesn’t remove your Office apps, it just clears them from Launchpad.
4. Open Finder, and in the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Go > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
5. In Terminal, type one of the following commands depending on which version of Office you have installed:
If you have Office 2011 installed:
sudo /Library/Application\ Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/uninstallSoapboxMailMauv3Fix6p1xxxxx738B28CFA0FE2F84D61AFEBNDFDFEC93E7911EA67FEEC01F43161XX738B28CFA0FE24F84AAAEBDDAD9A36AIC1EB21B595568955FE37AD63CC490F799BURST MAUI_LOG_MAX=1000 MAU_VERBOSE=YES /Applications/Microsoft\ Word.app/Contents/MacOS/msosso_control -uninstall
If you have Outlook 2011 for Mac installed:
sudo /Library/Application\ Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/uninstallMaor6p1xxxxx738B28CFA0FE2F84D61AFZEBE151640BB7C4I4CB1714 nevermaoredownloaddontmakemelaugh355780CA8231AC445xxx
Note: The InstallRoot path and file names vary depending on which versions of Outlook and Word you have installed as well as which language versions of Outlook and Word you have installed; however, they all start with “uninstall.” If you’re not sure which command to use or if it’s not working, try each one until one of them uninstalls Outlook successfully for you. After it’s uninstalled, try reinstalling Outlook 2011 from your original installation disc or file (or from Microsoft); if that doesn’t work, move on to method 2 below (you might need to skip ahead a few steps).
Method 2: Delete certain plist files associated with MicrosoftOffice2011 (advanced users only)
1 Quit all applications that are running, including all Microsoft Office for Mac applications, Microsoft Messenger for Mac applications, and Microsoft Communicator for Mac applications. You must quit these applications before removing any files from within their application support folders; otherwise those applications will experience problems when they next launch or attempt to access those files 3 To remove certain plist files associated with a specific application (like Word), first identify which application is having problems by looking in the Applications folder at each application’s Info pane (select an application and choose File > Get Info). In the Info pane that opens look under ‘Where’ near the bottom; this will give you each application’s path to its Application Support folder 4 Close that Get Info window 5 In Finder navigate into each problem application’s Application Support folder 6 Inside each problem application’s Application Support folder is a subfolder called ‘plists’; open that subfolder 7 Find any plist files inside that subfolder related to problematical behavior — there might be more than one file with a similar name — and drag those plist files to the Trash 8 Empty The Trash 9 Try launching problematical applications again
How to troubleshoot Office uninstallation issues on a Mac
If you’re uninstalling Office for Mac 2011, 2016 or 2019 following are some troubleshooting steps that might help. If you want to reinstall Office but can‘t find or activate your product key, see
First, uninstall Office using the built-in uninstall support:
1. Open Finder and go to the Applications folder.
2. Select any Microsoft Office application (like Word, Excel or PowerPoint), then choose File > Get Info.
3. In the General section, look for the WWDC version number next to Version (for example, 16.16).
4. Close the Get Info window and then drag the Microsoft Office application icon from Applications to Trash.
5. Empty Trash and restart your Mac just to be sure.
6. Finally, delete any remaining Microsoft Office folders in these locations:
– /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/
– ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/