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Remove Office for Mac 2011

Office for Mac 2011 will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see these resources.


Applies to: Office for Mac 2011

Topic Last Modified: 2012-06-08

To remove Office for Mac 2011, create a script that moves the following folders to the Trash:

  • /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/

  • /Applications/Remote Desktop Connection

  • /Applications/Microsoft Communicator

  • /Applications/Microsoft Messenger

  • /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2011/

  • /Users/username/Library/Logs/<Communicator logs>

  • /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/

  • /Users/username/Documents/Microsoft User Data/

  • /Library/Automator

  • /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/

  • /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/

  • /Library/Fonts/Microsoft

  • /Library/Preferences/

  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/

  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/

  • /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/<all SharePoint files>

  • /Library/Receipts/<all Office 2011 files> on Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard)

  • /var/db/receipts/* on Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard)


You can install Office for Mac 2011 side by side with an earlier version of Office. However, if you want users to use only Office for Mac 2011, remove the earlier version.