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Uninstall Office (2011/2016) for Mac Completely

By Carrie Murray, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"I have the 2011 edition Microsoft Office and I was trying to install the new 2016 apps, but they would not update. I was suggested uninstalling the older version first and try again. But I don't know how to do that. How do I uninstall Microsoft Office from my Mac including all its apps?"

You may want to uninstall Microsoft Office for Mac or just uninstall word on Mac for fixing some bugs in the existed apps or installing the updated version. No matter what kind of situation you are facing, here's the answer you are searching for about how to properly uninstall Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office applications on Mac: uninstall Office 2011/2016, Office 365 on Mac.

1. Microsoft Office Removal Tool for Mac?

Microsoft Office Removal Tool is an official uninstallation app offered by Microsoft, which allows users to completely remove any version of Microsoft Office and all of its apps, including Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 as well as Office 365.

Unfortunately, this removal tool only works for Windows system, such as Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. To uninstall Microsoft Office on Mac, you can either remove them manually or use a third-party uninstaller utility. If you want to completely uninstall MS Office from Mac, jump to Part 3 to learn about FonePaw MacMaster Uninstaller for Mac.

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2. Uninstall Office 365 (2011/2016) on Mac Manually

Note that to uninstall Office 365 on your Mac manually requires to be signed in as an administrator on the Mac.

Uninstall Office 365 (2011) on Mac:

Step 1: Quit all the Office applications first, no matter it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote.

Step 2: Open Finder > Applications.

Step 3: Locate Microsoft Office 2011 folder. And then remove Office from Mac to Trash.

Step 4: Check whether there is anything you still want to keep in Trash. If not, empty Trash and restart the Mac.

Remove Office 2011 to Trash


Uninstall Office 365 (2016) on Mac:

Completely uninstalling Office 365, the 2016 edition, on Mac includes three parts.

Part 1. Remove MS Office 365 Applications on Mac:

Step 1: Open Finder > Applications.

Step 2: Press "Command" button and click to select all the Office 365 applications. '

Step 3: Ctrl + Click the selected applications and then choose "Move to Trash".

Part 2. Delete Office 365 Files from Mac:

Step 1: Open Finder. Press "Command + Shift + h".

Step 2: In Finder, click "View > as List".

Step 3: Then click on "View > Show View Options".

Step 4: In the dialog box, tick "Show Library Folder" and click "Save".

Show Library Folder on Mac


Step 5: Back to Finder, head to Library > Containers. Ctrl + click or right-click on each of these folders below if present, and select "Move to Trash".

  • 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

Delete Microsoft Office Files from Containers


Step 6: Click the back arrow to go back to Library folder. Open "Group Containters". Ctrl + click or right-click on each of these folders below if present, and select "Move to Trash".

  • UBF8T346G9.ms

  • UBF8T346G9.Office

  • UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost

Delete Microsoft Office Files in Group Containers


Part 3. Remove Office Apps from Dock:

Step 1: If any Office apps are put in the dock on your Mac. Locate each of them.

Step 2: Ctrl + click and choose "Options".

Step 3: Select "Remove from Dock".

Remove Office Applications from Dock

After all the steps above, restart your Mac to finish the uninstallation for MS Office completely.

3. Uninstall Microsoft Office on Mac Easily

If you find there are too many steps in the manual operation and if you are tired of following all the steps, the Uninstaller in FonePaw MacMaster can help you a lot.

FonePaw MacMaster's Uninstaller allows you to quickly uninstall Microsoft Office and all the associated files from Mac within just a few clicks. It is easier in operation than you uninstalling them manually. What's more, it can also clean up system caches and other junk files on your Mac.

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Here's how to uninstall Office on Mac with MacMaster's Uninstaller:

  • Download and launch FonePaw MacMaster. Select "Uninstaller" at the left sidebar.

  • Click on "Scan" to scan out all the apps installed on your Mac.

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  • In the app list, click on all of the Microsoft Office apps. If there are too many apps to locate the Office apps, use the search bar at the upper right.

  • Type in the app's name and select it. Click on "Clean" button. After the cleanup process, all of the Microsoft Office apps are uninstalled completely from your Mac.

Uninstall Microsoft Office from Mac


FonePaw MacMaster can also clean duplicate files, cache files, browsing history, iTunes junks and more on your Mac.

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