Meteor crashing EEXIST, symlink

My Meteor app started crashing with the error below. It’s affecting all my branches, even older stable branches. Does anyone have advice? I can’t start or update Meteor.

throw error;
Error: EEXIST, symlink ‘/Users/test/.meteor/packages/meteor-tool/.1.3.4_3.127d5ti++os.osx.x86_64+web.browser+web.cordova/mt-os.osx.x86_64/dev_bundle’

Meteor was released yesterday. Try updating to that version first to see if it fixes your issue. There were a handful of recent changes to the way the dev_bundle is handled/symlinked.

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Thanks for the tip hwillson! I uninstalled and reinstalled Meteor, and left my app at This is now working on my local machine.

To better understand Meteor, do you know how changes to the dev_bundle affect an existing release? My assumption was that changes come through future releases, but, in this case, a change in the dev_bundle affected a stable release. It seems like, in Meteor, there are bundles within an existing release that could change behind the scenes. Am I understanding this correctly?