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JavaScript React Router 4 Basics Getting Started with React Router Introducing the Project

Hello, I need help in understanding what step comes first. Do I use create-react-app first and then import the files?

Ok so I've done a few things to try on my own. I have started a project using create-react-app and have attempted to store the downloaded files in there. This leads me to having double the amount of files. Do I download the zip folder and open the first folder with course-directory, and then inside of there use create-react-app?

3 Answers

Cooper Runstein
Cooper Runstein
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Download, the files, go into the course folder you want to use, and run "npm install" in the terminal. Everything that create-react-app would install for you is contained in the package.json, and npm will install all of that. You only need to run create-react-app if you're starting your own project.

Oh, thank you that makes sense now!

Seokhyun Wie
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Seokhyun Wie
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 21,606 Points

The package.json file has pieces of information of what to install when you type npm install in terminal (don't forget the terminal needs to be at the current folder). In package.json, everything in the devDependencies and dependencies will be installed with it's given version once you type npm install.