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If you’ve encountered the error message “react-scripts is not recognized as an internal or external command” while working on your React project, it’s likely due to an issue with the installation or configuration of
react-scripts. In this article, we will explore the different steps to resolve the error.
The first thing to check is whether the
react-scripts package is installed in your project. Navigate to your project’s directory and open the
package.json file. Look for an entry
react-scripts. If it’s missing, install it using the following command:
npm install react-scripts --save
react-scripts is already present in
In some cases, the issue may persist due to corrupted dependencies. To resolve this, remove the
node_modules folder by running:
rm -rf node_modules
Then, reinstall all dependencies:
A potential cause of the error could be a cache issue with npm. Clear the npm cache with the following command:
npm cache clean --force
After clearing the npm cache, run the below command to update npm.
If the problem persists after the previous steps, try running the following command:
npm audit fix
This command will automatically install compatible updates to any vulnerable dependencies.
If none of the above steps have resolved the issue, consider reinstalling Node.js. Start by clearing all cache files and then proceed to install the latest version of Node.js.
By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the “react-scripts is not recognized as an internal or external command” error. Remember to check your
package.json, clean npm cache, update npm, and reinstall dependencies.
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