2 Ways to Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

Jerome Peng
Last updated: Dec 15, 2023

This guide will show you how to completely uninstall OneDrive from Mac step by step.

If you no longer need OneDrive and want to uninstall it from your Mac, check out the step-by-step guide below.

2 Ways to Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

How to Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac with One Click

The quickest way to completely uninstall OneDrive on Mac is to use BuhoCleaner. This tool allows you to delete OneDrive and its associated files in seconds.

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Here's how it works:

  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click on App Uninstall, and you will find all the apps installed on your Mac.
  3. Find OneDrive, check the box next to it, and click the Remove button.
    Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac with BuhoCleaner

BuhoCleaner is more than just an app uninstaller; it's a versatile Mac cleaner. Here are some of its notable features:

  • Cache file cleaning
  • Emptying the Trash
  • Removing large files and duplicate files
  • Managing startup programs
  • Monitoring system status

If you're looking to free up more space on your Mac, explore its additional features for an enhanced cleaning experience.

How to Manually Uninstall OneDrive from Mac

While a Microsoft article suggests simply dragging OneDrive to the Trash for uninstallation, it's important to note that this may leave related files on your hard drive, consuming valuable space. To ensure a complete removal of OneDrive and its associated support files from your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Quit OneDrive.

    Click the icon of OneDrive in the menu bar > Help & Settings > Quit OneDrive and confirm your action.

    Quit OneDrive on Mac
  2. Remove the OneDrive App

    Open Finder and click the Application in the sidebar. Locate OneDrive and drag it to the Trash.

    Delete OneDrive on Mac with Finder
  3. Delete the Leftovers of OneDrive

    • Press the Shift + Command + G keys to open the Go to Folder window.

    • Paste the file path: ~/Library into the search box and press the Return key.

    • Go over the folders below to remove all related files from OneDrive.

      • ~/Library/Application Support/
      • ~/Library/Containers/
      • ~/Library/Caches/
      • ~/Library/Preferences/
      • ~/Library/Cookies/
      • ~/Library/Logs/
      • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
        Remove OneDrive Related Files on Mac
  4. Empty the Trash.

FAQs about Uninstalling OneDrive from Mac

Why Can't I Uninstall OneDrive from My Mac?

Before you can start uninstalling, you have to quit all processes of OneDrive. To check which processes of OneDrive are in use, you can use Activity Monitor. Once you find the processes, click on them and close them.

Does Uninstalling OneDrive Delete My Files?

No, uninstalling OneDrive from your Mac will not delete your files stored in the cloud. However, any files that are only stored locally in the OneDrive folder on your Mac will be deleted. Make sure you have saved any important files to another location before uninstalling OneDrive.

How Can I Remove My OneDrive Account on Mac?

To delete an account in OneDrive, click the OneDrive icon in the menu bar, select Help & Settings, and then select Preferences. In the new window, select Account, click the Unlink this Mac button, and confirm your action.

I Uninstalled OneDrive, But It Is Still Showing in My Finder's Sidebar. How Do I Remove It?

If OneDrive is still showing in your Finder's sidebar after uninstalling, you can remove it by following these steps:

  1. Click the Finder menu and select Settings.
  2. Switch to the Sidebar tab.
  3. Under Locations, uncheck OneDrive.

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