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Uninstall Office for Mac

You can easily uninstall Office for Mac apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook using these instructions. You must be signed in as an administrator on the mac or provide an administrator name and password to complete these steps.

You must be signed in as an administrator on the mac or provide an administrator name and password to complete these steps.

Remove Office for Mac applications

  1. Open Finder > Applications.

  2. Command COMMAND +click to select all of the Office for Mac applications.

  3. Ctrl+click an application you selected and click Move to Trash.

    Move the Office apps to the trash

Remove files from your user Library folder

To remove files from your user Library folder, you'll need to first set the Finder View options.

  1. In Finder, press COMMAND +Shift+h.

  2. On the Finder menu at the top, click View > as List, and then click View > Show View Options.

  3. In the View Options dialog box, select Show Library Folder and save.

    Show library files setting in Finder View options
  4. Back in Finder, open Library > Containers and ctrl+click each of these folders and Move to Trash. Not all of these folders may be present.

    • com.microsoft.errorreporting

    • com.microsoft.Excel

    • com.microsoft.netlib.shipassertprocess

    • com.microsoft.Office365ServiceV2

    • com.microsoft.Outlook

    • com.microsoft.Powerpoint

    • com.microsoft.RMS-XPCService

    • com.microsoft.Word

    • com.microsoft.onenote.mac

  5. Warning: Outlook data will be removed when you move the three folders listed in this step to Trash. You should back up these folders before you delete them.

    Click the back arrow to go back to the Library folder and open Group Containers. Ctrl+click each of these folders if present, and Move to Trash.

    • UBF8T346G9.ms

    • UBF8T346G9.Office

    • UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost

Remove from dock and restart

  1. If you put any of the Office applications in your dock, go to each one and ctrl + click > Options > Remove from Dock.

    Remove from dock

  2. Restart your Mac to complete the uninstall.

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Reinstall Office for your PC or Mac

Support for Office for Mac 2011 ended on October 10, 2017 . All of your Office for Mac 2011 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks. Upgrade to a newer version of Office so you can stay up to date with all the latest features, patches, and security updates.

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To uninstall Office for Mac 2011 move the applications to the Trash. Once you've removed everything, empty the Trash and restart your Mac to complete the process.

Before you remove Office for Mac 2011, quit all Office applications and make sure there's nothing in Trash that you want to keep. Leave Office applications closed while you go through this process.

Uninstall Office for Mac 2011

Note: You must be signed in as administrator to do these steps, and you probably already are, if you're using your own Mac. If you're at a Mac that's part of a network at work, you might have to ask someone in your IT organization for help with signing in as administrator.

Remove the Microsoft Office 2011 folder

  1. Open Finder > Applications

  2. Find and then drag the Microsoft Office 2011 folder to Trash.

  3. Restart your computer.

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