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JavaScript Set up Debugging with VS Code

Homero Mendoza
Homero Mendoza
12,374 Points

I selected the folder i downloaded and extracted but when i do npm install i get this error. can i get help.

PS C:\Users\homer\OneDrive\Desktop\test2> npm install npm ERR! code ENOENT npm ERR! syscall open npm ERR! path C:\Users\homer\OneDrive\Desktop\test2/package.json npm ERR! errno -4058 npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open 'C:\Users\homer\OneDrive\Desktop\test2\package.json' npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file. npm ERR! enoent

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! C:\Users\homer\AppData\Local\npm-cache_logs\2023-03-19T11_18_13_026Z-debug-0.log PS C:\Users\homer\OneDrive\Desktop\test2>

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 28,716 Points

It is really good that you included your exact error! The npm tool can be puzzling at times returning what is seemingly chatter, but often has excellent clues as to your error.

From how I read it, the error message indicates that npm is unable to locate the package.json file in the specified directory, which is required for npm to install the required packages and dependencies.

Make sure that the package.json file exists in the test2 directory, and that you have navigated to the correct directory in your command prompt. You can also try running the npm init command to generate a new package.json file in the directory if it doesn't exist.

If the issue persists, you can try clearing the npm cache by running the following command:

npm cache clean --force

After that, try running npm install again.

It also might be worth checking the log file at C:\Users\homer\AppData\Local\npm-cache_logs\2023-03-19T11_18_13_026Z-debug-0.log for more information about the error and possible solutions.

Good luck with your JavaScript journey it is really a worthwhile language to put in your toolbelt!