Despite Outlook being a Microsoft application, many Mac owners also use this client to work with emails, calendars, notes, etc. But if for some reason you want to uninstall Outlook or reinstall Outlook , then follow this article.
We will explain how to properly and safely uninstall Microsoft Outlook on your Mac.
How to uninstall Outlook manually
While the applications are running on a Mac, they create special support files for correct and fast work. So when you decide to remove a program from your Mac, you need to remember the associated service files and delete them as well. The same goes for Microsoft Outlook (2010, 2011 or other versions).
Follow the instructions below to completely remove Outlook on your Mac, including its cache, logs, preferences, and other service files.
1. First, quit Outlook and check for any client-related processes running in the background. You can use Activity Monitor to check this. If you find one, close by clicking the “X” button.
2. Then go to the Applications folder and uninstall Outlook from there.
3. Now you need to find and delete the Outlook service files. They are usually stored in a special library folder, which is hidden by default. Apple hides the Library folder to prevent users from accidentally deleting important system files.
4. In the Library folder, locate the Outlook service files, select them and delete them. In our case, we find service files in the following folders:
5. But then we decided to check if there were more Outlook files in other subfolders. For this task we use a free Funter app. In the screenshot below, you can see that there are many Outlook service files, which are scattered in different locations and are not so easy to find manually. We therefore recommend using Funter, which searches by name for any type of file, including files hidden in system folders and packages.
6. After you delete all Outlook related files, go to the Recycle Bin and empty it.
Well, as you can see, searching for service files manually may take a lot of time.