How to Uninstall Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac)

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This guide shows how you can uninstall Microsoft Office 2011 on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).




NB! Before you start the procedure please make sure that all files you might still want/need are moved from the trash folder.

  1. Start Finder, go to Applications and delete the folder Microsoft Office 2011.
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  2. Navigate to the system library. NB! Please keep in mind that all users have their own library as well.
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  3. Open Internet Plug-Ins and delete all Sharepoint files.
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  4. Return to the library and open LaunchDaemons.
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  5. Delete com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist.
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  6. Go back to the library and open Preferences.
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  7. Delete com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist.
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  8. Navigate to the folder PrivilegedHelperTools, also in the system library.
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  9. Find the file called com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper and delete it.
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  10. Empty the trash and restart the computer to complete the operation.