Using qiime2 again after 4 years

Hi everyone,

After 4 years of not using qiime I'm coming back. I had installed the conda before in my mac but I see that now I need a miniconda (I don't need the full Anaconda).

If I try to update my conda i get the following message:

MacBook-Pro-de-Malena:~ mae$ conda update conda
Solving environment: done

==> WARNING: A newer version of conda exists. <==
  current version: 4.5.11
  latest version: 4.11.0

Please update conda by running

    $ conda update -n base -c defaults conda

# All requested packages already installed.

I suspect that I need to uninstall what I currently have and start from scratch. So my question is, how do I uninstall my current conda version so I can install the Miniconda?

Thank you,

Hello Malena,

If you want to uninstall conda, you can run this to get it's path

(base) [email protected]:~$ which conda

That path will show the directory conda/miniconda is installed inside (in my case it's /home/user/miniconda3/)

Delete that folder, then install a fresh copy of miniconda
(You may also be able to just update conda as mentioned, but this choice is up to you!)

Let us know if you have any questions about the process.


Thank you so much!

I deleted the folder from my Finder.

I just wonder if there are hidden files I should also delete or am I good to reinstall the latest Miniconda version?

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You should be good to install the new miniconda! :package: :snake:

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