react-scripts: command not found

React-scripts: Command Not Found

If you are getting the error "react-scripts: command not found" while trying to start your React project, it usually means that the system cannot find the react-scripts package.

This error can occur due to various reasons, but the most common one is that you have not installed the react-scripts package or it has been installed incorrectly.

Solution 1: Install react-scripts

To fix this error, you need to install the react-scripts package. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal:

npm install react-scripts

This will install the latest version of react-scripts in your project. Once the installation is complete, try running your project again using the start command:

npm start

If everything is successful, you should see your React project running in your browser.

Solution 2: Check Your Dependencies

If the first solution did not work for you, it's possible that there is a problem with your dependencies. Check your package.json file to make sure that all your dependencies are installed correctly.

  "name": "my-react-project",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^16.13.1",
    "react-dom": "^16.13.1"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-scripts start"

Make sure that you have added the react-scripts package in the scripts section of your package.json file as shown above. If it's not there, add it and try running your project again.

Solution 3: Clear Your Cache

If the above solutions did not work for you, try clearing your npm cache and then reinstalling the react-scripts package:

npm cache clean --force
npm install react-scripts

This should clear any cache issues and reinstall the react-scripts package.

Hopefully, one of the above solutions worked for you and you are able to start your React project without any issues. If you are still facing the same error, it's possible that there is an issue with your system or configuration. In that case, you may need to seek further help from the React community or a professional developer.

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