I installed LazyVim and have a bunch of missing things with it so I want to know how do I remove it and go back to just default Neovim so I can build it back up from scratch.

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I believe you have to remove the content of:

  • ~/.config/nvim (On Linux or MacOs)
  • ~\AppData\local\nvim (On Windows)

To be sure you can also delete the following folder:

  • ~/.local/share/nvim (On Linux or MacOs)
  • ~\AppData\local\nvim-data (On Windows)
  • wow it worked, you commented on one of my posts last night so sorry for not being that self sufficient, I just started learning to code like a week ago and have not been enjoying vs code so I want to learn something like neovim. Thank you for your help I greatly appreciate it very much. Commented Mar 9, 2023 at 18:36
  • Welcome to Vim! Thanks for the feedback :-) Don't worry we are all learning. If the solution address the problem maybe you could accept it using the v green button next to the arrow voting buttons. It allow the question to rest :-) Commented Mar 9, 2023 at 18:39

According to lazy vim readme page in order to uninstall lazy.nvim, you need to remove the following files and directories:

  • data: ~/.local/share/nvim/lazy
  • state: ~/.local/state/nvim/lazy
  • lockfile: ~/.config/nvim/lazy-lock.json

Paths can differ if you changed XDG environment variables.

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