How to delete Microsoft AutoUpdate from Mac

how to remove Microsoft AutoUpdate from Mac

how to remove Microsoft AutoUpdate from Mac

want to remove Microsoft AutoUpdate from Mac?Maybe you uninstalled Microsoft Office or some other Microsoft application from the Mac, so you no longer need Microsoft applications to automatically update themselves. In any case, you can remove the Microsoft AutoUpdate application from the Mac OS.

if Microsoft AutoUpdate is currently running, you need to exit the application first. You can also force an exit from the Microsoft AutoUpdate application from the activity monitor if desired.

From the MacOS Finder, pull down the “Go” menu and select “Go To Folder” (or press Command + Shift + G) and enter the following path:
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/

find the folder named “MAU” or “MAU2.0”, then open that directory
find and drag “Microsoft autoupdate.app” to the wastepaper basket

After closing the MAU folder and continuing to use Mac as usual
to delete Microsoft AutoUpdate, Microsoft AutoUpdate will no longer run or automatically run on the Mac to update the software.

if you still want to own and use on the Mac Microsoft applications, deleting Microsoft AutoUpdate application may result in some unexpected consequences, in addition to get outdated software from Microsoft, so if you are a heavy Microsoft software users, it is best not to delete it, Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Edge or any other things.

* if you want to leave other items in deleted messages for the time being, you can also specifically delete the file from deleted messages.

if you know of any other ways to manage, tame, or remove Microsoft AutoUpdate applications on a Mac, please share them in the comments below!


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