2 Ways to Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

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Jerome Mills
Jul 5, 20224 min read

Summary: This article will show you the two methods how to completely uninstall OneDrive on your Mac. 

OneDrive is one of the most popular platforms for cloud storage. But if you want to remove it from your Mac, we have you covered. Here in this blog, we will walk you through the two ways to completely uninstall OneDrive on Mac.

How to Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

Should I Remove OneDrive from Mac?

Developed by Microsoft, OneDrive is a popular cloud storage tool. It integrates with Office products and gives you more customization options than Google Drive and iCloud. However, it's limited to third-party app integrations, making it more suitable for businesses rather than individuals.

As to whether you should remove it from your Mac, it depends on your needs. Factors we consider when choosing cloud storage include price, speed, customization, security, and more.

If OneDrive doesn't serve your needs well and you want to uninstall it, continue to the next section to learn how to get rid of it from your Mac.

How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac Quickly

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.

Here're the steps:

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

BuhoCleaner is more than an app uninstaller. It's also a handy Mac cleaner. Some of its features include cache file cleaning, Trash emptying, large file and duplicate file removal, startup programs management and system status monitoring. If you want to free up more space on your Mac, don't forget to give its other features a try.

How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac Manually

According to a Microsoft article, to uninstall OneDrive, you just need to drag it to the Trash. But actually, its related files art still on your hard drive, taking you valuable space. So how can you completely remove it from your Mac?

Here's what you should do:

  1. Quit OneDrive.

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

Quit OneDrive from Mac

  1. Remove the OneDrive App

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

Delete OneDrive Leftovers on Mac

  1. Delete the Leftovers of OneDrive

Press 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 of OneDrive.

  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Containers/
  • ~/Library/Caches/
  • ~/Library/Preferences/
  • ~/Library/Cookies/
  • ~/Library/Logs/
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
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  1. Empty the Trash.

Conclusion

Now you know how to uninstall OneDrive automatically and manually. As you can see, the manual way is time-consuming. It is recommended that you use BuhoCleaner to do the tedious removal job for you. It only takes you a couple of clicks.

FAQs

  1. Why Can't I Uninstall OneDrive from 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.

  2. Will I Lose My Files After Uninstalling OneDrive?

    Don't worry. Deleting OneDrive does not delete files and data from it. You can access your files by logging in to OneDrive.com whenever you want.

  3. 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.

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