In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to fix the cannot find module ‘react’ error.
This error occurs due to the following reasons:
The ‘react’ module is not installed in the correct project directory.
Using the module without installing it in the project.
Installed in a global context and trying to access in project local context.
To fix the error, open the project root folder in your terminal and run the following command to install the
npm install react
If you want to install a particular version of ‘react’ use the following command.
npm install email@example.com
If you’re still facing the error, then follow the below steps to resolve it.
- Remove the
package-lock.jsonfile, inside your project directory by using the below command.
rm-rf node_modules package-lock.json
or you can remove it manually by right-clicking on it and select the
- Clear the npm cache.
npm clean cache --force
- Re-install the node_modules again by running the
Verify now if you’ve installed it correctly or not by opening the
package.json file and check for
express module in the
//.. other packages
The can’t find module ‘react’ error occurs, if you’re trying to access a
react module that is not currently installed in your project. To solve the error install the
react in your project root directory by running the
npm install react command.