How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac (3 Ways)

OneDrive from Microsoft is one of the best cloud storage platforms. It supports free storage to a limit and then very affordable plans to upgrade storage. It is cross platform compatible supporting all major platforms and devices. You can access OneDrive Cloud Storage from your Android or iPhone on the move, as well as from any desktop Windows or Mac.

But for some reason you want to remove OneDrive from your Mac or failed to uninstall OneDrive from your Mac? Don’t worry, we have provided you three easy ways for you to try and remove OneDrive from your Mac along with completely removing its all related files also. 

3 Ways To Uninstall OneDrive On Mac

Here we will show you two manual methods which will help you uninstall OneDrive. However, some users do not find that process easy and so we use a third method with CleanMyMac X. 

How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac Manually

To uninstall OneDrive from your Mac manually all you need to do is move the app to Trash, but you also need to identify its supporting files and delete them all manually to completely uninstall it from your Mac.

So you can uninstall OneDrive manually on your Mac in two ways: One way is by using Finder and the other way is from Launchpad. Below are three methods you can follow to uninstall OneDrive manually from your Mac.  

Quit OneDrive before uninstalling 

It is important to note, before you uninstall OneDrive from your Mac, you should also close and quit the OneDrive app running on your Mac to initiate the uninstall process.

Launch OneDrive app on your Mac, Click OneDrive on the top menu bar and Select ‘Help & Settings’ option. And Click on ‘Quit OneDrive’ from the list, when the prompt confirms to quit.

Quit OneDrive

Method 1: Uninstall using Finder 

Step 1: Go to Finder, Select ‘Applications’ from the left sidebar. Select OneDrive from the list of applications.

Step 2: Now either drag the app to the Trash on Dock or Right-Click on the app to Select ‘Move to Trash’ Option from the list. This will uninstall OneDrive from your Mac.

uninstall onedrive on mac

Method 2: Uninstall using Launchpad

Step 1: Go to Launchpad from the dock. 

Step 2: Look for OneDrive app from the list of apps on the screen or search for OneDrive from the Search box on top. 

Step 3: Select OneDrive, Click and hold the app until it shakes for couple of times, then Click on the small Delete button appears on top next to the app icon. 

Step 4: When prompted for confirmation, Click on the Delete button again. 

Remove OneDrive related files manually – 

Step 1: Now open Go to Folder by pressing Shift + Command + G keys on your Mac keyboard. Enter ‘~/Library’ into the file path and Press Return key on keyboard.

Remove OneDrive related files

Step 2: Go to all the folders given below and delete all the related files of OneDrive from it. 

  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Containers/
  • ~/Library/Caches/
  • ~/Library/Preferences/
  • ~/Library/Cookies/
  • ~/Library/Logs/
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/

Step 3: Finally don’t forget to Empty the Trash to remove them completely. 

How to Uninstall OneDrive on Mac using CleanMyMac X?

Method 3 : Using third-party app CleanMyMac X

Just moving the app to Trash only uninstalls the app but will not completely remove all its associated files, you need to identify them manually and delete them each.

Which would take a considerable amount of effort and time, you can quickly uninstall OneDrive from your Mac using CleanMyMac X which removes all the associated files from it also. 

1. Download and install CleanMyMac X on your Mac from its official website here.

2. Select the ‘Uninstaller’ module from the left sidebar menu, then Click on ‘View All Applications’ button at the bottom. 


3. Under the ‘All Applications‘ section, look for OneDrive in the list of applications either by scrolling or search option on top. 

4. Once you identify OneDrive from the list, Check the circle in front of the name and Select ‘Uninstall’ option from the dropdown menu next to the App Icon. 

5. Then Click on the ‘Uninstall’ round button at the bottom to completely remove OneDrive from your Mac. 

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Frequently Asked Questions –

Q1. How do I uninstall and reinstall OneDrive on Mac?

You can uninstall OneDrive from your Mac either manually or using a third-party app uninstaller like CleanMyMac. Follow above give methods to uninstall OneDrive from your Mac.

To re-install OneDrive on your Mac, you can visit OneDrive official website to download and install or you can go to the Mac App Store where you install OneDrive on your Mac. 

Q2. How do I remove OneDrive from my Mac without deleting files?

You can remove OneDrive from your Mac just as you remove any other app and it will not delete any files. All your files are available on, which you can access after logging in with your account credentials. 

Q3. Why Can’t I Uninstall OneDrive from Mac?

To uninstall OneDrive from your Mac, you need to end all OneDrive processes running on your Mac. First open the OneDrive app on your Mac and then go to the Help & Settings section, then Click on ‘Quit OneDrive’ option  and also you can stop all OneDrive processes currently running on your Mac from the Activity Monitor utility. 

Q4. Does unlinking OneDrive delete files?

Fortunately No, unlinking OneDrive will not delete your files. You can access your OneDrive files by logging into with your account credentials the same way you did on your Mac.

Q5. Where are OneDrive files stored on a Mac?

All OneDrive application files are stored on Mac under the Library, you can find them from Go to Folder from Finder. These need to be removed if you have uninstalled OneDrive from your Mac.


For whatever reasons you want to uninstall OneDrive from your Mac, you can follow the above given methods both manual and quick ways to remove OneDrive from your Mac. But if you are going to follow the manual method, don’t forget to remove all the supporting files of OneDrive from your Mac by following the above steps to completely remove OneDrive and regain the disk space otherwise wasted on the useless files.

You can quickly and easily remove OneDrive from your Mac using third-party app CleanMyMac X, which would save your considerable time and effort by easily removing OneDrive and its associated files with just a few clicks of buttons. Thus, we would recommend using CleanMyMac X to remove OneDrive completely from your Mac. 

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