Microsoft Excel 2016 is the spreadsheet app bundled in Microsoft Office 2016 (Preview). It brings many welcome improvements such as OneDrive and keyboard shortcut support. However, the lastest Mac Office suite still receives many bad user reviews, and Excel 2016 for Mac is no exception. Mac users experience many problems when they are using this app to deal with daily work. Excel 2016 for Mac also lacks some features (like PowerPivot and macros which are only supported for Windows). Meanwhile, the Excel app is reported to regularly crash or stop responding for unknown reason.
Since you come to this page, you must have tried to uninstall Microsoft Excel 2016 but encountered troubles. How can you properly uninstall Microsoft Excel 2016 from your Mac? Read through this post to learn how to totally get rid of Excel on macOS.
Prior to the uninstall, you need to stop the target app if it is running. To do so, just right click on the app icon on the Dock, and choose Quit option.
If this app is frozen or fails to quit, launch Activity Monitor to perform a force quite.
After that, follow the manual steps below to uninstall Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac.
Here are the standard steps to uninstall an properly-installed app from macOS.
Option 1: move Microsoft Excel to the Trash
This drag-to-delete method works in all versions of Mac OS X. Most apps can be smoothly uninstalled in that way, but it is not applicable to built-in Mac apps.
Additionally, you can take the following ways to delete this app:
1) Right click on Microsoft Excel and click Move to Trash.
2) Select Microsoft Excel, and choose File menu > Move to Trash.
If you cannot move an app to the Trash (or empty the Trash), reboot your Mac to try again (or hold the Option key as you choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu).
Caution: Emptying the Trash will instantly remove Microsoft Excel 2016 alone with other files you’ve thrown into the Trash, and this act is irrevocable. So make sure you haven’t mistakenly delete anything before performing this act. Any time you change your mind before emptying the Trash, you can restore the deleted files or apps by right-clicking on the item in the Trash and choosing the Put Back option.
Option 2: delete Microsoft Excel in Launchpad
If you install Microsoft Excel 2016 through the App Store, and your system is OS X lion or later, you can take this approach to uninstall it. Once you click the X icon, the uninstall will be handled instantly, and there is no need to empty the Trash afterwards.
Typically, Microsoft Excel 2016 creates many files (preference settings, caches, plugins, etc) around your system during the first setup, and those components may stay in system directory after you perform a standard uninstall.
To free up the space occupied by app remnants, it is necessary to conduct a thorough removal. Manually clearing out app leftovers requires certain skill and knowledge, and it might be risk-taking too (mistakenly deleting other app files may cause those apps stop working properly). So, follow the instructions with certain caution.
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After that, click on Back to Interface and then Refresh button to re-scan the installed apps on your Mac. Microsoft Excel 2016 should have disappeared from the interface.
To uninstall built-in apps (e.g. Xcode) on your Mac, just check the box that says Display system built-in Mac apps to show the app, and perform the uninstall as usual.
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Have you successfully uninstalled Microsoft Excel 2016 from your Mac now? Which approach would you prefer to take in app removal task? Hope the tutorial could help you solve the problem. Any suggestion or comment on this article is welcomed.