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How to Uninstall Outlook on Windows or Mac

What to Know

On Windows: Click Start > Control Panel > Click Programs > Programs & Features. Select the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

On Mac: Click Finder > Applications. Select Outlook app. Right-click and Move to Trash.

Outlook logo on a laptop screen

In this blog, I’ll teach you how to uninstall Outlook on a PC or Mac.

Note: For Android, see how to uninstall Outlook Android.

Is it possible to remove/delete Outlook without removing the Microsoft Office suite?

You do not have to uninstall the entire Microsoft Office software suite to uninstall Microsoft Outlook.

You can choose which Office apps to keep on your PC by selecting Change in the Uninstall or Change a Software section of the Control Panel. Or select the Applications folder from Finder on your Mac and Move Outlook to the Trash bin.

If you don’t use Outlook, removing it will free up disk space. Here’s how to uninstall Outlook on Mac or Windows and its associated files.

Note: Outlook 2013 and later cannot be uninstalled from the Office “Click to run” subscription. Only volume licensees can uninstall Outlook 2013 from the “Add and Remove” section in the Control Panel. You can remove Outlook shortcuts and set a different email client as your default.

RELATED: How to Uninstall Office or Microsoft 365 on Windows

How to Uninstall Outlook on Windows

To uninstall Outlook on a PC, follow the steps:

Open your Windows Start menu.

Step 1: Open the Windows Start menu. Press the Windows key on your keyboard or click the Windows Start icon in the lower-left corner of your computer.

  • Alternatively, click the magnifier box in the bottom-left corner to search.
Open Control Panel.

Step 2: Open the Control Panel. Type Control Panel in the search box, and click to open it.

  • Alternatively, press Windows + R, type Control Panel in the Run box, and click OK.
Click Programs.

Step 3: Click Programs. It will open a new window to uninstall programs.

Click Programs and Features.

Step 4: Click Programs and Features. A new window will open with a list of all the programs installed on your computer.

Click Microsoft Office on the program list.

Step 4: Click Microsoft Office on the program list. Locate the Microsoft Office suite on the list and select it by clicking on its name.

Reminder: You cannot uninstall Outlook 2013 and later from the subscription version of Office. You can remove the shortcuts to Outlook and set a different email client as the default email.

Click the Change button at the top.

Step 5: Click the Change button at the top. You’ll see this button next to Uninstall at the top. In a new window, the Microsoft Office installation wizard will appear.

Select Add or Remove Features.

Step 6: Select Add or Remove Features. This option lets you personalize your Office Suite and uninstall Outlook without removing other programs such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

Click the Continue button.

Step 7: Click the Continue button. It will show a list of all the Office suite’s components.

Click the disk icon next to Microsoft Outlook.

Step 8: Click the disk icon next to Microsoft Outlook. A drop-down menu will open with all of your program options.

Select Not Available.

Step 9: Select Not Available. When you select this option, you can remove the entire Outlook program from your Office installation.

Click Continue to uninstall and remove Outlook from your computer.

Step 10: Click Continue to uninstall Outlook. It will uninstall Outlook from your Office Suite and remove it from your Windows. Once the uninstallation is complete, restart your computer to ensure all changes take effect.

Tip: If you want to remove all Microsoft Office applications from Windows, use the Microsoft Office Uninstall Tool. Download the tool from the Microsoft website and follow the on-screen steps.

How to Uninstall Outlook on Mac

To uninstall Outlook Mac, follow the steps:

Open Finder from your Dock.

Step 1: Open Finder. You’ll find it in the lower-left corner of your Dock or the menu bar.

Click the Applications folder.

Step 2: Click the Applications folder. Open it in the left sidebar under your favorites to see a list of all your apps.

  • Alternatively, hold the ⇧Shift + ⌘Command (or Cmd) + A to open Applications in Finder.
Find Microsoft Outlook in the Applications list.

Step 3: Find Microsoft Outlook in the Applications list. Outlook’s icon is a white “O” in a blue box with a white envelope.

Select and Move the Outlook app to your Trash.

Step 4: Drag Outlook to the Trash. Select the Outlook app or right-click on it and click Move to Trash.

Verify your user password.

Step 5: Verify your user password. Enter your computer’s log-in password in the Password field and confirm by clicking OK. It will move Microsoft Outlook to Trash.

Click Empty Trash.

Step 6: Empty the Trash: Right-click the Trash bin and select “Empty Trash.” Everything in your Trash folder, including Microsoft Outlook, will be permanently deleted.

Remove Outlook Files and Folder

Warning: Your Outlook data will be removed when you move the files to Trash. It would be best to back up these folders before you delete them.

Open Finder and press ⌘ Command + Shift + g.

1. Open Finder and press ⌘ Command Shift + g.

Enter ~/Library and click Go.

2. Enter ~/Library in the window that appears, then click Go.

Open the Containers folder

3. Open the Containers folder.

4. Locate and right-click on the Microsoft Outlook folder, and click Move to Trash.

5. We also found service files in the following directories:

  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Containers/
  • ~/Library/Application Scripts/
  • ~/Library/Caches/
  • ~/Library/Preferences/

Remove Outlook and Restart your Mac

  1. If you have added the Outlook app to your Dock, right-click on it and select Options > Remove from Dock.
  2. Restart your Mac to finish the uninstallation process.

While you can reinstall Office or Outlook later, you will lose your email accounts and customizations.

I hope this blog post helped you uninstall Outlook easily. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below!

RELATED: How to Reinstall Microsoft Office

What happens if I delete Outlook from my computer?

Deleting Outlook from your computer only removes the program itself. It won’t affect your emails, contacts, or account. Your emails will remain safe on the server and accessible via a web browser or another email software. However, you won’t be able to manage them within Outlook anymore.
Think of it like uninstalling a photo viewer app – your photos will still be on your computer, but you’ll need a different app to view them.

How to Uninstall Outlook 365?

To uninstall Outlook 365, go to Settings > Apps > Installed apps or Apps & features. Select Outlook 365 from the apps list and click Uninstall. To confirm, click Uninstall again.Uninstall Outlook 365

How to Uninstall Outlook and Reinstall?

To uninstall Outlook, go to Control Panel and click Programs > Programs and Features. Select Microsoft Office, whichever version you are using, and select Uninstall.
To Reinstall Outlookgo to my Office account and click Install. Choose Microsoft Office, whichever version you are using, and select Install. Run the installer file and follow the remaining instructions.

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