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JavaScript React Components (2018) Build Modular Interfaces with Components Setting up with Create React App

Question about React rendering in the browser

I have downloaded the material from that the instructor gave us, however, when I go to run npm start I receive the following error in the terminal.

npm start npm ERR! code ENOENT npm ERR! syscall open npm ERR! path /Users/raynoble/sei/treehouse/package.json npm ERR! errno -2 npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/Users/raynoble/sei/treehouse/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! /Users/raynoble/.npm/_logs/2020-06-26T18_34_51_860Z-debug.log

I have take the same steps as the instruct has done in the video.

Thanks for your help!

2 Answers

Hello William Ray Noble Just looking at the error message it looks as though you may not have navigated to the correct folder/directory.

Once you download the Project files you'll want to navigate to the correct folder/directory for the lesson you are on. Some may just have the scoreboard folder for you to follow and code along and others will have the scoreboard_final with the finished code for that lesson.

Once you are in the correct directory of either scoreboard or scoreboard_final then you'll want to run

npm install

after all the dependencies are done installing then you'll be able to run

npm start

Thank you for your quick response. I have navigated to the correct folder that I want to be working out, however, I still receive the same error.

Ali Abbas
Ali Abbas
8,772 Points

Hi William Ray Noble. i had the same problem. After several trials, I noticed that my node_modules folder was empty. So, i deleted it. Then i navigated again to the folder scoreboard, ran npm install. it installed the node_module folder and it wasn't empty. Then, i ran npm start, and the server started and i got it to work. I hope this helps you, and hope i explained well.