Uninstall Package - PowerShell


Uninstall-Package removes installed NuGet packages from the current project. It is primarily used to manage project dependencies, remove unused packages, or troubleshoot package-related issues.


Uninstall-Package [-Name] <PackageNames> [[-Version] <Version>] [[-ProjectName] <ProjectNames>] [[-Force] [<-IncludePreview>] [-ResolveDependencies]] [[-SkipDependencies] [-WhatIf]] [[-NoCache]] [<-Throw>] [[-Lastest] [-OutputVerbose] [-ErrorAction <Action>]


  • -Name: Specifies the name(s) of the package(s) to uninstall.
  • -ProjectName: Specifies the project(s) from which to uninstall the package(s). Defaults to the current project.
  • -Version: Specifies the version of the package to uninstall.
  • -Force: Forces uninstallation of the package, even if it has dependent packages.
  • -IncludePreview: Includes preview versions of the package in the search.
  • -ResolveDependencies: Resolves package dependencies during uninstallation.
  • -SkipDependencies: Skips resolving package dependencies during uninstallation.
  • -WhatIf: Shows what would happen without actually uninstalling the package(s).
  • -NoCache: Prevents using the NuGet package cache.
  • -Throw: Throws an error if the package cannot be uninstalled.
  • -Latest: Uninstalls the latest version of the package.
  • -OutputVerbose: Displays detailed output during uninstallation.
  • -ErrorAction: Specifies the action to take when an error occurs.


Uninstall a specific package:

Uninstall-Package MyPackage

Uninstall a specific version of a package:

Uninstall-Package MyPackage -Version 1.2.3

Uninstall a package from multiple projects:

Uninstall-Package MyPackage -ProjectName Project1,Project2

Force uninstallation of a package with dependent packages:

Uninstall-Package MyPackage -Force

Common Issues

  • Missing dependencies: Ensure that all dependent packages are also uninstalled or resolved using -ResolveDependencies.
  • Package not found: Verify the package name and version are correct.
  • Access denied: Check permissions for the project directory and NuGet repositories.


Uninstall-Package can be integrated with other PowerShell commands for advanced package management tasks:

  • Get-Package: Lists installed packages.
  • Install-Package: Installs NuGet packages.
  • Update-Package: Updates installed packages.