Step 1: Uninstall Yarn
The first step in reinstalling Yarn is to uninstall the existing version. To do this, open a terminal window and enter the following command:
npm uninstall -g yarn
This command will remove the global installation of Yarn from your system. If you have installed Yarn locally for a specific project, you will need to remove it from that project as well.
Step 2: Remove Yarn’s Cache
After uninstalling Yarn, you should also remove its cache. The cache contains data that Yarn uses to speed up installations, and it can sometimes cause issues when reinstalling Yarn. To remove the cache, enter the following command:
yarn cache clean
This command will clear Yarn’s cache from your system.
Step 3: Delete Yarn Folders
In some cases, Yarn may leave behind folders after being uninstalled. To ensure a clean installation, you should delete these folders. The folders may be located in different places depending on your operating system. Here are the locations for common operating systems:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yarnand
Delete these folders by running the appropriate command for your operating system.
Step 4: Install Yarn
Now that you have removed the old version of Yarn and its cache, it’s time to install a fresh copy. You can install Yarn using the npm package manager by entering the following command:
npm install -g yarn
This command will install the latest version of Yarn globally on your system. If you need to install a specific version of Yarn, you can specify it by adding the version number to the command, like this:
npm install -g firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5: Reinstall Packages
Once you have installed Yarn, you will need to reinstall any packages that were installed using Yarn. To do this, navigate to your project directory and enter the following command:
This command will install all the packages listed in your
Step 6: Verify Installation
After reinstalling Yarn and its packages, it’s a good idea to verify that everything is working correctly. You can do this by running the following commands:
This command will display the version of Yarn that is currently installed on your system.
This command will display a list of all the packages that are currently installed in your project.
Reinstalling Yarn and its packages may seem like a daunting task, but it’s a relatively simple process. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that you have a clean installation of Yarn and that your packages are up-to-date. Remember to always back up your project files before making any changes, and don’t hesitate to seek help from the Yarn community.