by Sai gowtham

Fix - Cannot find module 'ejs' error in Node.js

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to fix the cannot find module ‘ejs’ error in Node.js.

This error occurs due to the following reasons:

  1. The ejs module is not installed in the correct project directory.

  2. Using the module without installing it in the project.

  3. 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 ejs module.

npm install ejs

If you want to install a particular version of ‘ejs’ use the following command.

npm install ejs@3.1.8

If you’re still facing the error, then follow the below steps to resolve it.

  1. Remove the node_modules folder and package-lock.json file, 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 selecting the delete option.

  1. Clear the npm cache.
npm clean cache --force
  1. Re-install the node modules again by running the npm install command.

Verify now if you’ve installed it correctly or not by opening the package.json file and check for ejs module in the dependencies object.

 "dependencies": {
     //...
    "ejs": "^3.1.8",

    //.. other packages
 }

Conclusion

The Cannot find module ejs error occurs, if you’re trying to access a ejs module that is currently not installed in your project. To solve the error install the ejs module using the npm install ejs command.

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