I’m trying to use react on my local computer, but once I enter npm start the browser opens with this error:
**Failed to compile
Module parse failed: Unexpected token (1:59)
File was processed with these loaders:
You may need an additional loader to handle the result of these loaders.
$RefreshRuntime$ = require(‘C:/Users/anewt/Documents/Allie’s_Folder/Projects/React_Apps/jammming/jammming/node_modules/react-refresh/runtime.js’);
This error occurred during the build time and cannot be dismissed.**
I tried installing react using both create-react-app and npm i -S… in separate directories. Neither showed any errors until the server tries to run, then the same exact error appears in the browser Someone please help! What does this error mean and how can I resolve it
Could that be related to a previous installation of CRA. Have you tried the command they say on this page? Specifically this part:
If you’ve previously installed
create-react-app globally via
npm install -g create-react-app , we recommend you uninstall the package using
npm uninstall -g create-react-app or
yarn global remove create-react-app to ensure that
npx always uses the latest version.
And then, of course, again, in your parent directory, do:
npx create-react-app my-app
Would that help?
Thank you! I’ve been trying to resolve this error for days. It’s nice to finally have a new direction of what to try next😊Just to clarify, do I need to uninstall CRA each time I create a new React project? Thanks again!
Yes, I guess so, since I believe you only install it locally (i.e.: project-scoped).
Hi sorry to bother you again, but I tried what you suggested, but I’m still getting the same error😢 Thoughts??
No need to apologize! We’re in these forums to help each other.
Look at how interesting of a comment there is here.
- you’re on Windows
- you have a single quote/apostrophe in part of the path
there could be trouble. Sounds petty much like your situation, since you seem to be on
C:/Users so it’s a Windows, plus you have a folder called
Possible solution? Well, can you create the project on a different path without single quotes/apostrophes (or of course also you could change the name of that folder, removing only the single quote/apostrophe). And then try again.
Would that work?
Hi sorry for the delayed reply… You’re correct, my OS is Windows 10😊 So once I remove the ’ character, do I just cd back into the app and rerun npm start or should I just start over?
Hello, I have great news! I removed the ‘ from my folder name and now it’s working perfectly😁 Thank you so much! There’s no way I could have resolved this myself. Especially since the error itself is misleading. Thank you again and all the best!