Microsoft Licensing: Uninstalling your Office Applications

Task: To uninstall Office applications in the Windows operating system.

 

Instructions:

Step 1 - On the Start menu, enter Control Panel in the search box.

Step 2 - Select Control Panel from the results.

Step 3 - Select Programs > Programs and Features.

Step 4 - Right-click your Microsoft Office product and choose Uninstall.

 

Outcome: Uninstalling Office only removes the Office applications from your computer, it doesn't remove any files, documents, or workbooks you created using the Office applications.

 

Task: To uninstall Office applications in the Mac operating system.

Note: You must be signed in as an administrator or provide an administrator name and password to complete these steps.

 

Instructions:

Step 1 - Open Finder and navigate to your Applications folder.

Step 2 - Select all the Microsoft Apps (Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and OneDrive).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 - Right-click and select Move to Trash.

Step 4 - In the Finder window, press command + shift + g.

Step 5 - In the window that opens, enter ~/Library and click Go.

Step 6 - Open the Containers folder and select the following folders. Note: You may not have all of the folders listed.

  • 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
  • com.microsoft.OneDrive.FinderSync

Step 6 - Right-click and select Move to Trash.

Step 7 - Select the back arrow in the Finder window to return to the Library folder.

Step 8 - Open the Group Containers folder and select the following folders. Note: You may not have all of the folders listed.

  • UBF8T346G9.ms
  • UBF8T346G9.Office
  • UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost
  • UBF8T346G9.Office…DriveSyncIntegration
  • UBF8T346G9.OneDriveStandaloneSuite
  • UBF8t346G9.OneDriveSyncClientSuite

Step 9 - Right-click and select Move to Trash.

Step 10 - Open the Trash and select Empty to delete the files from your device.

 

Outcome: Uninstalling Office only removes the Office applications from your computer, it doesn't remove any files, documents, or workbooks you created using the Office applications.

 

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Article ID: 1662
Created
Fri 7/19/19 6:15 PM
Modified
Tue 4/26/22 10:07 AM
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