I’m using nvm-windows version 1.1.7.
I just installed node 11.9.0.
nvm installs npm version 6.5.0 together with this node version.
However, there’s npm version 6.7.0 available already.
When I now do
npm i -g npm I get:
npm ERR! path C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.cmd npm ERR! code EEXIST npm ERR! Refusing to delete C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.cmd: is outside C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm and not a link npm ERR! File exists: C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.cmd npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.
I found no way to avoid this.
Several workarounds are available in this Issue on the
nvm-windows github repo:
There are examples using DOS, PowerShell, bash, and batch scripts.
Answered By – Jeff Kilbride