by Sai gowtham

How to fix the npm can't find package.json error

Learn, how to quickly solve the npm can’t find package.json error in your project.

When you install a package using the npm install package-name without a package.json file in your project, you will see the following error.

➜  demo npm install react

npm WARN saveError ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/Users/saigowtham/Desktop/sss/d/package.json'
npm notice created a lockfile as package-lock.json. You should commit this file.
npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/Users/saigowtham/Desktop/sss/d/package.json'
npm WARN d No description
npm WARN d No repository field.
npm WARN d No README data
npm WARN d No license field.

+ react@16.13.1
added 6 packages from 3 contributors and audited 9 packages in 5.736s
found 0 vulnerabilities

To fix this error, first you need to initialize the package.json by using the following command.

npm init -y

Now, you can install the npm packages without any errors.

npm install react

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