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Microsoft Office (Mac) - Uninstall Applications

You can easily uninstall Office for Mac applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook using these instructions.


Before you begin, you must either be signed in as an administrator on your Mac computer or have access to an administrator username and password in order to complete any uninstall. 

Removing Office for Mac Applications 


Step 1: 
Open your Finder and navigate to the Applications tab. 

Step 2:
Hold the Command key (from keyboard) + click to make your selection(s) of the Office applications you would like to remove. 

Step 3: 
Once you have made your selection(s) hold the Ctrl key (from keyboard) + click on any of the highlighted application(s) and select Move to Trash from the menu displayed. 

*Note: The use of your keyboard can be bypassed by enabling the Secondary Button function for your mouse from System Preferences


Remove Files from your user Library Folder 


To remove all corresponding files to your Microsoft applications, you will need to make these files viewable with your Library folder.   

Step 1:
Open your Finder and use the keyboard shortcut, command + Shift + h to take you to your home folders. 

Step 2:
Navigate to the top menu and select View, from here move down this menu and select Show View Options.

Step 3:
From the View Options dialog box, click the box next to Show Library Folder and close this box to save. 

Step 4:
Open the Library folder in the Finder, from here open the Containers folder and navigate to the following folders:
  • com.microsoft.errorreporting 
  • com.microsoft.Excel
  • com.microsoft.netlib.shipassertprocess
  • com.microsoft.Office365ServiceV2
  • com.microsoft.Outlook
  • com.microsoft.Powerpoint
  • com.microsoft.RMS-XPSService
  • com.microsoft.Word
  • com.microsoft.onenite.mac
Note: Not all of these folders may be present or you may find more. This will depend on the Microsoft applications that you have installed on your computer. Look for all folders contain the "com.microsoft" prefix. 

You can hold down the command key and individually select all the folders that you wish to remove. Once you have your selection(s) release the command key and hold down the ctrl key + click on one of your selections and select Move to Trash from the menu displayed.  

Step 5:
Click the back arrow, in the top left of your Finder window, to go back to the "Library" folder. From here, navigate to the Group Containers folder and select the folders named in the following list and delete them using the procedure described in step 4.  
  • UBF8T346G9.ms
  • UBF8T346G9.Office
  • UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost

Remove from Dock and Restart 


Step 1:
If any of your Microsoft applications are set in your Dock you can remove these by, holding ctrl+click (to open the menu), hover over Options, and select Remove from Dock

Note: You can repeat this step for all remaining application that you want to remove from your Dock. 

Step 2: 
You can now navigate to the Apple icon at the very top left of your screen, expand the menu, and select "Restart ..." to complete the Uninstall process. 

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:uninstall remove 2016 application office mac osx take off computer delete microsoft   Doc ID:89636
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2019-02-11 11:09 MDTUpdated:2019-02-12 11:26 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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