How can I uninstall yarn? I've used it for a react-native project and now whenever I move the code out of
index.android.js it throws an error so I'd like to just use npm but whenever I initialize a react-native project it defaults to yarn. I tried
npm uninstall yarn but that didn't work. Thanks.
Depends on how you installed it:
brew uninstall yarn
rm -rf "$HOME/.yarn"
npm uninstall -g yarn
sudo apt-get remove yarn && sudo apt-get purge yarn
yum remove yarn
choco uninstall yarn
Try this, it works well on macOS:
$ brew uninstall --force yarn $ npm uninstall -g yarn $ yarn -v
v0.24.5 (or your current version)
$ which yarn
$ rm -rf /usr/local/bin/yarn $ rm -rf /usr/local/bin/yarnpkg $ which yarn
yarn not found
$ brew install yarn $ brew link yarn $ yarn -v
v1.17.3 (latest version)
Didn't see the answer that worked for me, so here it is: On my OSX system I found yarn at
rm -rf ~/.yarn took care of it.
on windows: Go to "Add or remove programs" in control panel (or open the start menu and search for "remove program")
If you installed with brew, try
brew uninstall yarn at terminal prompt. Also remember to remove yarn path info in your
I'm using macOS. I had a few versions of yarn installed with Homebrew, which I uninstalled with
brew uninstall --force yarn. I then installed the latest version 1.7.0 of Yarn using Homebrew
brew install yarn
But still when I ran
which yarn, it returned /Users/Me/.yarn/bin/yarn, and
yarn --version returned 0.24.6. There was no mention of Yarn in ~/.bash_profile, but my ~/.bashrc file contained the line
export PATH="$HOME/.yarn/bin:$PATH" indicating that I must have previously installed Yarn globally, but I only wanted to use the latest version that I just installed with Homebrew.
So I uninstalled Yarn globally by running
npm uninstall -g yarn; rm -rf ~/.yarn, then editing the file ~/.bashrc by changing the line to
export PATH="/usr/local/bin/yarn:$PATH" and running
source ~/.bashrc to update the PATH in the terminal session. Then when I ran
which yarn it returned /usr/local/bin/yarn, and when I ran
yarn --version it returned
I tried the Homebrew and tarball points from the post by sospedra. It wasn't enough.
I found yarn installed in:
yarn global remove yarn. Restarted terminal and it was gone.
Originally, what brought me here was yarn reverting to an older version, but I didn't know why, and attempts to uninstall or upgrade failed.
When I would checkout an older branch of a certain project the version of yarn being used would change from
Even after taking steps to remove yarn, it remained, and at
In case you installed yarn globally like this
$ sudo npm install -g yarn
Just run this in terminal
$ sudo npm uninstall -g yarn
Tested now on my local machine running Ubuntu. Works perfect!
npm uninstall yarn removes the yarn packages that are installed via npm but what yarn does underneath the hood is, it installs a software named yarn in your PC. If you have installed in Windows, Go to add or remove programs and then search for yarn and uninstall it then you are good to go.
For Windows User:
Just use the installer file(i.e yarn-1.22.4.msi in my case) to uninstall yarn.
Once you open the installer you will get three options, i.e to install, repair and uninstall yarn from your machine. Select uninstall and it will remove all the yarn files from your pc.
What I've done on my side:
Went to the
/usr/local/lib/node_modules, and deleted the
yarn folder inside it.
On my Mac neither of these regular methods to uninstall Yarn worked:
brew uninstall yarn
npm uninstall -g yarn
Instead I removed it manually by typing
rm -rf ~/.yarn (thanks user elthrasher) and deleting the two symbol links yarn and yarnpkg from
brew install yarn gave me the latest version of Yarn.
Background: The fact that I had a very outdated version of Yarn installed gave me utterly incomprehensible errors while trying to install additional modules to a project set up with Vue CLI Service and Vue UI, which apparently uses Yarn 'under the hood'. I generally use NPM so it took me a while to figure out the cause for my trouble. Naturally googling error messages produced by such module incompatibilities presented no clues. With Yarn updated everything works just perfectly now.
I couldn't uninstall yarn on windows and I tried every single answer here, but every time I ran
yarn -v, the command worked. But then I realized that there is another thing that can affect this.
If you on windows (not sure if this also happens in mac) and using nvm, one problem that can happen is that you have installed nvm without uninstalling npm, and the working
yarn command is from your old yarn version from the old npm.
So what you need to do is follow this step from the nvm docs
You should also delete the existing npm install location (e.g. "C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\npm"), so that the nvm install location will be correctly used instead. Backup the global npmrc config (e.g. C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\npm\etc\npmrc), if you have some important settings there, or copy the settings to the user config C:\Users<user>.npmrc.
And to confirm that you problem is with the old
npm, you will probably see the
yarn.cmd file inside the
I had to manually remove(delete) the
Yarn folder from drive and then run
npm uninstall -g yarn again to reinstall it. It worked for me.
Incase of windows, after executing
npm uninstall -g yarn, still if yarn did not uninstalled, then go to "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local" and remove the yarn folder. Close the cmd and reopen the cmd and execute
yarn . it will give you message
'yarn' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
npm uninstall -g yarnpkg"(global) or "
npm uninstall yarnpkg"(local) if you installed it with npm.
That's what worked for me.
If that still doesn't work and you installed it with npm,
npm list -g" to check if you installed it globally or "
npm list" if you installed it locally.
Hope that helps anyone having this problem. :D
EDIT: Found something if you installed yarn with .msi executable you have to install it the normal windows way.
I need to do these steps to completely remove the
yarn from the system.
add or remove programsand then search for yarn and
uninstallit(if you installed it with the .msi)
npm uninstall -g yarn(if you installed with npm)
yarn foldersfrom your
Program Files (x86)(
Program Files (x86)\Yarn).
Appdata\local\yarn folder( type
%LOCALAPPDATA%in the run dialog box
(win+R), it opens a local folder and there you'll find the yarn folder to
remove all .yarn folder, .yarn.lock file, .yarnrcetc ( from
If you are still getting errors after deleting ~/.yarn about files not being found, don't forget to delete the yarn rc file:
ng set --global packageManager=npm OR
ng set --global packageManager=yarn