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I've installed 2011 fully but now need to remove Office, Messenger and maybe some other components. How can I do it in correct way, so it will clean up all related data.

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What related data are you concerned about? – soandos Aug 1 '11 at 12:17
Preferences, temporary files, some data that may not be removed by just drag&dropping icon to trash. Usually from Library. – Pablo Aug 1 '11 at 12:23
Not really a mac person, so not sure, but I belive that all that will be wiped with a regular drag to trash. – soandos Aug 1 '11 at 12:26
@soandos Very unlikely. It's a multi-user system. User data is not stored with the application. – Daniel Beck Aug 1 '11 at 12:30
Sorry, didnt realize. – soandos Aug 1 '11 at 12:36
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Follow these instructions from Microsoft's knowledge base. Check on the linked page for up to date instructions, but to summarize: Delete the following (* being a wildcard):

  • /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/
  • ~/Library/Preferences/*
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office 2011 or ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2011
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/
  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/
  • /Library/Preferences/
  • /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/ (This will also remove Silverlight)
  • /Library/Receipts/Office2011_*
  • /private/var/db/receipts/*
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/
  • /Library/Fonts/Microsoft/
  • ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/

Restart afterwards.

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A tool like AppCleaner will do much of this cleanup for you.

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