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Uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

By Shirley, Last updated: December 28, 2018

Microsoft Office 2016 is a powerful tool in handling Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook documents in our daily working or everyday learning. However, a fly in the ointment is that the Microsoft Office 2016 coexists with Microsoft Office’s earlier version including 2003, 2007, and 2010, except for the 2013 version.

Therefore, if you prefer to the Microsoft Office 2013 version, you’d better uninstall the Microsoft Office 2016 on your Mac or computer first. Steps are simple and easy to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. Let us see how to process the steps together.

Note: The following steps need you to sign in as an administrator. It is also OK for you if you can provide an administrator name with a password.

I Uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 in Applications

One of the most direct ways to remove the Microsoft Office 2016 on your Mac is to uninstall it via the Applications under Finder.

Step 1. Launch Finder on your Mac and then choose Applications.

Step 2. Press the Command button on the keyboard and click the whole Microsoft Office applications.

Step 3. Ctrl + click or right-click and select Move to Trash in the menu list later.

Uninstalling Microsoft Office 2016 in Applications under Finder is the first easy and simple method to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.
Uninstall Microsoft Office Applications

II Remove Microsoft Office 2016 from User Library Folder

To begin with, as far as the second method, you are supposed to set the Finder View options and then start the steps to remove Microsoft Office 2016 from your user library folder.

Step 1. Press Command + Shift + H on your keyboard in Finder.

Step 2. Open the menu list at the top side in Finder and click View, as List and Show View Options in turn.

Step 3. Then, tick Show Library Folder after you chose the Show View Options in the last step. Save the instruction you set and you can finish this step later.
Uninstall Microsoft Office User Library Folder

Then, go forward and see how to further get Microsoft Office 2016 out of your user library folder.

Step 4. You need to Ctrl + click the files below and confirm Move to Trash. These files can be found in Finder> Library> Containers.

  • microsoft.errorreporting
  • microsoft.Excel
  • microsoft.netlib.shipassertprocess
  • microsoft.Office365ServiceV2
  • microsoft.Outlook
  • microsoft.Powerpoint
  • microsoft.RMS-XPCService
  • microsoft.Word
  • microsoft.onenote.mac

Note: You are no need to delete all the files above as not the whole files would be shown on your Mac.

Step 5. Outlook data on your Mac will be deleted or erased at the same time if you remove the three files in the list. Therefore, you are better to back up the files before you remove them to Trash. Back to the Library and enter Group Containers, you can delete the three files if they can be shown.

  • ms
  • Office
  • OfficeOsfWebHost

It is much more complicated compared to the first method to remove Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. However, it is also advisable for you who are seeking for ways to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 on Mac.

III Remove Microsoft Office 2016 from Dock and Restart

If Microsoft Office 2016 is added in the Dock on your Mac, you can remove Microsoft Office 2016 on your Mac through removing Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook from the Dock. It is the third method for you to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 on your Mac.

Here are the steps:

Step 1. First of all, press Ctrl + click the Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook under Microsoft Office 2016 on the Dock to enter the menu list.

Step 2. Then, choose Options and Remove from Dock.

Step 3. Microsoft Office 2016 will be entirely removed after you restart your Mac.
Uninstall Microsoft Office Dock

If Microsoft Office 2016 is put in the Dock on your Mac, this method is extremely easy for you to complete the uninstalling.

IV Uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 with FoneDog Mac Cleaner

Except for the three methods to remove Microsoft Office 2016 on your Mac, you can also consider uninstalling Microsoft Office 2016 with the help of a third-party application. Here, the FoneDog Mac Cleaner is a good alternative for you.

FoneDog Mac Cleaner has SIX competitive and advantageous points:

  1. Speed up and improve the performance of your Mac with simple clicks.
  2. Swiftly scan your Mac and easily delete junk files.
  3. An overview of the primary status of your Mac, consisting of the disk usage, CPU status, memory usage.
  4. Find out and remove duplicate or similar pictures and other identical files.
  5. 30-day money back guarantee is provided.
  6. 8-in-1 Mac Software: ①System Status, Mac Cleaner, Similar Image Finder, Duplicate Files Finder, Mac App Uninstaller, Extensions Manager, Browser Privacy Cleanup, and File Shredder.

Refer to the 6th point, FoneDog Mac Cleaner excels in uninstalling apps on your Mac as well, including Microsoft Office 2016.

Step 1. Download the FoneDog Mac Cleaner from the FoneDog official website or click the button below.

Step 2. Launch the tool on your Mac and choose Uninstaller in Toolkit.

Toolkit

Step 3. Then, the Uninstaller begins to scan the apps on your Mac.

Uninstaller Scanning

Step 4. View scanning results and find out the Microsoft Office 2016.

Uninstaller Watch

Step 5. Press the Clean and Confirm buttons to uninstall.
Uninstaller Delete

To conclude, there are FOUR methods to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac: removing Microsoft Office 2016 in Applications under Finder, from User Library Folder, from the Dock on Mac and with using FoneDog Mac Cleaner. Hope the methods would be helpful for you.

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