How to remove Office v. X for Mac and Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition from your computer

Summary

This article describes how to remove Microsoft Office v. X for Mac and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition from your computer.

Important Before you remove Office, you must move any personal files from the Microsoft Office X folder. Also, you must back up any identities that are stored in the Microsoft User Data folder, which is found in the Documents folder. This includes any files that you created and saved in or placed in the Microsoft Office X folder. This must be done so that your personal files and e-mail messages are not deleted.

More Information

The Remove Office tool is available on the Microsoft Office v. X Installation CD-ROM, in the Remove Office folder, which is located in the Value Pack folder. You can run the Remove Office tool directly from the Office v. X CD-ROM, or you can copy the tool to your computer's hard disk and then run it.

Note When you install Office 2004, the Remove Office program is installed by default to the hard drive. It is located in the following folder:
Microsoft Office 2004:Additional Tools:Remove Office

Using the Remove Office Tool

Warning The Remove Office tool can remove files that are installed by Microsoft Office 98, Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac, and Office v. X, including Microsoft shared libraries, such as Microsoft OLE, which might be required by other programs. If a program does not start after you use the Remove Office tool, try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.

The Remove Office tool is available on the Microsoft Office v. X Installation CD-ROM, in the Remove Office folder. The Remove Office folder is located in the Value Pack folder. You can run the Remove Office tool directly from the Office v. X CD-ROM, or you can copy the tool to your computer's hard disk and then run it.

Note When you install Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition, the Remove Office program is installed by default to the hard disk drive. The Remove Office program is installed in the following folder in Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition:
Macintosh HD: Applications:Microsoft Office 2004:Additional Tools:Remove Office
After you open the Remove Office tool, follow the instructions that appear on screen to select the items that you want to remove. After the Remove Office tool finishes running, click Empty Trash on the Finder menu to complete the removal process.

Note If you start the Remove Office tool and then quit it before any files are removed, you receive the following message:

Nothing was removed.
Remove Office did not delete any files.

Removing Office v. X Manually

To manually remove Office v. X from your computer, locate and move to the Trash all the files in the following list. Note that <username> is used as the name of the local user's Home folder.


Microsoft Office X (folder) Hard Drive: Applications:
Carbon Registration Database User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Custom Dictionary User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Entourage Preferences User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Entourage Settings (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Excel Keyboard Shortcuts User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Excel Settings (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Excel Toolbars (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Microsoft Component Preferences User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Microsoft Office Settings (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
MS Office ACL [English} User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Office Font Cache (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Office Registration Cache X User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Office X First Run User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
PowerPoint Settings (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Proofing Tool Preferences User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Word Font Substitutes User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Word Settings (10) User:<username>:Library:Preference: Microsoft
Entourage Script Menu Items (folder) Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data
About this Menu Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Entourage Script Menu Items
Create Event from Message\cE Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Entourage Script Menu Items
Create Note from Message\cN Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Entourage Script Menu Items
Create Task from Message\cT Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Entourage Script Menu Items
Insert Text File Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Entourage Script Menu Items
Save Selection Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Entourage Script Menu Items
Entourage Sound Sets (folder) Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data
Microsoft Sound Set
Entourage Temp (folder) Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data
Office X Identities (folder) Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data
Newsgroup Cache Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities
Main Identity (folder) Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities
Database Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities:Main Identity
Database Cache Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities:Main Identity
Mailing Lists Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities:Main Identity
Rules Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities:Main Identity
Signatures Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data:Office X Identities:Main Identity
Saved Attachments (folder) Users:<username>:Documents:Microsoft User Data

References

For a list of the files that are installed with a complete installation of Office v. X, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

311993 Files that are installed with a complete installation of Office v. X for Mac (Part 1)

312129 Files that are installed with a complete installation of Office v. X for Mac (Part 2)

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Article ID: 312172 - Last Review: Oct 6, 2011 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Office X for Mac Standard Edition, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition

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