How to Delete and Uninstall OneDrive from Mac Completely

February 10, 2022Ashley Mae

"I used OneDrive a lot for college, since I'm working at home, I have turned to another cloud service, but I cannot find the uninstaller for OneDrive, how to uninstall the app on Mac?" Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting and synchronization service operated as part of the Office 365 suite. It gives 5GB of storage space free of charge to each account with 50GB, 1TB, and 5TB storage options. If you do not know how to uninstall OneDrive on Mac, read our tutorial below.

Uninstall Onedrive On Mac

Part 1: Completely Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

Uninstalling OneDrive on Mac is far more than moving the app to the Trash folder. Instead, it is a good idea to do the job with a powerful Mac app manager, such as Aiseesoft Mac Cleaner. It allows you to get rid of any apps along with associated files on Mac easily.

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How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac

Step 1:
Scan OneDrive

Install the best OneDrive uninstaller for Mac on your computer or laptop. When you need to uninstall OneDrive on Mac, launch the utility, choose the Toolkit in the home interface, and pick the Uninstall option. Click the ScanScan button to look for apps on your disk.

Mac Cleaner toolkit
Step 2:
Uninstall OneDrive

After app scanning, click the View button to display them. Locate the middle panel, find and select the OneDrive app on the middle panel, and tick the checkboxes next to OneDrive and relative files on the right side. Finally, click on the Clean button to uninstall OneDrive on Mac immediately.

Scan Onedrive

Part 2: How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac Manually

As mentioned previously, you can uninstall OneDrive on Mac without a third-party uninstaller but the workflow is a bit complicated. If you are no longer willing to use OneDrive, follow the steps below to complete it.

Step 1.
Firstly, launch the OneDrive app, and sign out your account. Moreover, tap the OneDrive icon in the menu bar, press the Settings & Help button, and select Quit OneDrive. Click Quit OneDrive when prompted.
Quit Onedrive
Step 2.
Run the Finder app, click and expand the Go menu and choose the Utilities, and open the Activity Monitor. Browse the process and find the processes that belong to MS OneDrive, highlight them, and click the Quit button. If prompted, click the Force Quit or Quit button.
Activitty Monitor
Step 3.
Go to the Applications folder in the Finder app, find the OneDrive app, right-click on it and choose Move to Trash.
Move To trash
Step 4.
Next, go back to the Finder app, head to the Go menu, and choose Go to Folder. Enter ~/Library/Application/Support/OneDrive/ into the box and press the OK button. That takes you to the OneDrive folder on your disk. Here you can remove relative presets, downloads, add-ons, and more to the Trash folder.
Onedrive Folder
Step 5.
Access the folders below and delete OneDrive cache files, cookies, and more:
~/Library/Application Support/

You should be cautious when uninstalling OneDrive on Mac manually. If you delete any system files, your Mac might crash.

Remove Onedrive Caches
Step 6.
When you are done, click and expand the Apple menu, and choose Restart. Wait for your computer to turn back on. Now, you get rid of MS OneDrive from Mac.

Part 3: FAQs about Uninstalling OneDrive on Mac

Why I cannot uninstall OneDrive on Mac?

Before uninstalling OneDrive on Mac, you need to stop the relative processes in the Activity Monitor app. If still cannot uninstall OneDrive on Mac manually, you can try a third-party app uninstaller utility.

What happens if you uninstall OneDrive?

If you just move the OneDrive app to the Trash folder, you won't lose any files or data. As long as you sign in to, you can always access your files. It means that you have to access your files through a web browser instead.

Do I really need OneDrive?

The answer depends on your need. OneDrive is able to save your files and data for accessing cross-device, but it is not the necessary app on either Windows 10 or Mac. If you do not need it, just unlink your account and uninstall the OneDrive directly.


Now, you should understand how to uninstall OneDrive on Mac computers and laptops. As a file hosting service, Microsoft OneDrive is widely used among students and employees. However, it is difficult to get rid of the app from your disk. Luckily, Aiseesoft Mac Cleaner can help you to clean up any apps including OneDrive. If you have other questions, please feel free to leave your message below this post and we will reply with it as soon as possible.

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