2 Ways to Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

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Jerome Mills
Last updated: Oct 25, 2023

Summary: From this guide, you will learn how to completely uninstall OneDrive from your Mac in 2 ways. 

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 from your 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 isn't working well for you and you want to uninstall it,, move on to the next section to learn how to completely delete it from your Mac.

How to Quickly Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

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.
    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
  • Emptying the Trash
  • Removing large files and duplicate files
  • Managing startup programs
  • 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 Manually Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

According to a Microsoft article, to uninstall OneDrive, you just need to drag it to the Trash. But actually, its related files are 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
  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 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.


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.


  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. 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.

  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.

  4. 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.
Jerome Mills

I am Jerome Mills, a passionate enthusiast of all things Apple. I'm expertise in crafting tech-related articles, with a portfolio of more than 100 articles covering various Apple products like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.