Removing the globally installed packages
Before removing the pnpm CLI, it might make sense to remove all globall packages that were installed by pnpm.
To list all the global packages, run
pnpm ls -g. There are two ways to remove the global packages:
pnpm rm -g <pkg>...with each global package listed.
pnpm root -gto find the location of the global directory and remove it manually.
Removing the pnpm CLI
If you used the standalone script to install pnpm (or npx), then you should be able to uninstall the pnpm CLI using:
pnpm rm -g pnpm
If you used npm to install pnpm, then you should use npm to uninstall pnpm:
npm rm -g pnpm
Removing the global content-addressable store
If you used pnpm only in the primary disk, then you will have a global store in the home directory. So just remove it via:
rm -rf ~/.pnpm-store
If you used pnpm in non-primary disks, then the store is in the root of that disk. For instance, if you used pnpm on disk
D: on Windows, remove the store from
Removing the state file
pnpm also saves some state in
~/.pnpm-state.json. You may remove this file.