How to uninstall Office 365 on a Mac

Oryna Lienkova
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June 23, 2023
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Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based service that provides a well-known suite of programs for managing data on your devices. If for any reason you want to remove Office 365 from your Mac, read our post. Today, we will share two methods of uninstalling the Mac version of Office 365.

Removing Office 356 into the Trash


Important notes and the methodology used in this article

  • For removing Microsoft Office from Mac completely, you need to find and remove all of Office applications support files.
  • By default, applications store their service file in the Library folder. However, some applications might spread their service files all over your disk.
  • We will explain how to manually find Microsoft Office junk files and how to do this with a Microsoft Office removal tool.
  • You should be careful when manually removing MS Office support files from Library. Deleting important macOS service files may damage your system.
  • No matter which way you use to uninstall Mac apps, you can check your disk for their remaining files with App Cleaner & Uninstaller from Nektony.

The easiest way to uninstall Office 365 on Mac

All programs differ from one another in the way that associated files are created and stored on the computer. The differences are due to the user’s experience, the macOS version, the particular app version, and so on. Because of this, it is really hard to say exactly which files exist on a certain user’s Mac.

That is why we advise using third-party uninstallers, which automatically remove programs and their related files from your computer.

One of the trusted uninstallers is App Cleaner & Uninstaller. This software tool helps to correctly, quickly, and completely remove Office from your Mac. For this, download App Cleaner & Uninstaller and then follow the next steps:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Select the Microsoft Office folder.
    Note, in the Applications tab, you can see a list of all your apps. All related programs and associated files of the Microsoft Office 365 suite are gathered in one Microsoft Office folder.
  3. Click on the Remove button.
  4. Review the items you want to delete, and confirm the deletion.
  5. Empty the Trash bin to completely remove Office from your Mac.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing how to uninstall Microsoft office

Remove Microsoft Office from Mac manually

The Office 365 Mac version includes the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook programs. Each of these programs consists of different components. Generally, any application is divided into an executable file (.app) and various related files.

You can find the executable file of a certain program in the Applications folder. However, the associated files are usually stored in hidden folders on your disk. Therefore, if you want to completely uninstall Office 365 from your computer, you need to carefully remove all its components as well. For this, take the following steps:

  1. Quit all programs related to the Mac Microsoft Office and make sure none of them is running in the background.
  2. Open the Applications folder. Step-by-step, select the Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook programs and drag and drop them to the Trash bin.
    Applications folder - Office 365
  3. Then remove all unneeded Microsoft Office associated files, which are mainly stored in the hidden Library folder. To open the Library folder, click on Go in the Finder’s menu bar → select Go to Folder → type ~/Library in the window that appears → press Enter.
    Go to Folder search field in Finder
  4. Within the Library folder, you need to find and remove all files and folders related to Microsoft Office apps. Depending on your experience in using these apps, you may have not all of the items listed below. So, step by step select and delete useless service files in the following directories:

      Library-containers - Microsoft word service files
      ~/Library/Group Containers/
      ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office
      ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost
      Library - Group containers folder in Finder
      ~/Library/Application Scripts/
      ~/Library/Application Scripts/
      ~/Library/Application Scripts/
      ~/Library/Application Scripts/
      ~/Library/Application Scripts/
      ~/Library/Application Scripts/
      Library - Application Scripts  folder - Word service files
      Library - Preferences folder - Microsoft Word service files
  5. Then, empty the Trash bin to completely remove Office 365 from your Mac.

So how to quickly and completely uninstall Microsoft Office on Mac?

Now you know two methods of completely uninstalling Office 365 from your Mac. The manual uninstallation method requires time and careful removal of the service files.

On the other hand, the automatic uninstallation method helps to easily, quickly, and correctly remove apps from a Mac. Therefore, we recommend using App Cleaner & Uninstaller, which perfectly removes more than 1,000 apps from a Mac. You can use the trial of App Cleaner & Uninstaller free for two days, or purchase the program right now.


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