Uninstall Lync from Mac

Remove Microsoft Lync with App Cleaner

App Cleaner is a free utility that allows you to remove applications from your Mac in several clicks. Launch App Cleaner and wait around 5-10 seconds until it finishes scanning.

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Select the application with its service files and press Remove. After confirmation, Microsoft Lync will be uninstalled from your Mac.

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How to Uninstall Microsoft Lync Manually – 3 steps

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First of all, make sure that you have been logged in as an administrator. If you are not sure go to Preferences->Users & Groups. Below your username you should have and admin label.

If Lync is running – close it. Press ⌘+Q or go Menu -> Lync -> Quit Lync while Lync application is active:

#2

Go to the Applications folder and move Lync to the Trash.

This is basically all you have to do to remove Lync or any other app from your Mac. But in practice, lots of system files remain on your Mac, take up disk space and interfere operating with Mac. So we strongly recommend removing service files as well.

For easy navigation use shortcut ⌘+⇧+G in active Finder window.

#3

Here is the list of Lync‘s system folders and files:

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user][/current] > ~Library > Preferences > com.microsoft.Lync.plist

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user][/current] > ~Library > Preferences > byHost > MicrosoftLyncRegistrationDB.xxxx.plist

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user][/current] > ~Library > Logs > Microsoft-Lync-x.log

P.S. this file is present only if you turned on Lync Logging

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user][/current] > ~Library > Logs > Microsoft-Lync.log

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user][/current] > Documents > Microsoft User Data >Microsoft Lync Data

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user][/current] > Documents > Microsoft User Data > Microsoft Lync History

P.S. If you delete it you will remove conversations saved in conversation history

Macintosh HD > Library > Internet Plug-Ins > MeetingJoinPlugin.plugin

Then Empty the Trash. Now Microsoft Lync is completely uninstalled from your Mac.

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