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create-react-app command failing at the very end, with errno -4058

I’ve been following a video course for full stack web development, and have gotten to the react part. The video course says that the create-react-app npm package can be used to readily and easily do an initial setup of a react app file hierarchy with all dependencies.

The method discussed in the course is to install the craete-react-app package globally using npm install -g create-react app, which I did. Then I should be creating the react app by using create-react-app my-project-name. When I launch this command, i get an output like this: Screenshot of error. In text:

Creating a new React app in E:UniversityLearning materialWeb
DevelopmentUdemy – The Complete Web Developer in 2021 Zero to Mastery
2021-419. React.js, React Hooks, Redux (Hooks and Redux videos moved
to end of course!)exercise 1robofriends.

Installing packages. This might take a couple of minutes. Installing
react, react-dom, and react-scripts with cra-template…

npm ERR! code ENOENT npm ERR! syscall spawn
C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe npm ERR! path E:UniversityLearning
materialWeb DevelopmentUdemy – The Complete Web Developer in 2021
Zero to Mastery 2021-419. React.js, React Hooks, Redux (Hooks and
Redux videos moved to end of course!)exercise
1robofriendsnode_modulesbabel-runtimenode_modulescore-js npm ERR!
errno -4058 npm ERR! enoent spawn C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe ENOENT
npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file.
npm ERR! enoent

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR!
C:UsersAminAppDataLocalnpm-cache_logs2021-05-02T16_25_06_903Z-debug.log

Aborting installation. npm install –save –save-exact –loglevel
error react react-dom react-scripts cra-template has failed.

Deleting generated file… package.json Deleting robofriends/ from
E:UniversityLearning materialWeb DevelopmentUdemy – The Complete
Web Developer in 2021 Zero to Mastery 2021-419. React.js, React
Hooks, Redux (Hooks and Redux videos moved to end of course!)exercise
1 Done.

The log file mentioned in the error has no extra information as far as I can see, only the same error message exactly replicated in a log file along with the preceding installation steps. Just to be sure, I’ve made 3 pastebins to contain the gigantic log file here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Methods I’ve tried to resolve the issue (And a combination of some) :

  1. The good old restart your computer!
  2. Clearing the npm cache by usingnpm cache clear -f
  3. Uninstalling create-react app, and reinstalling
  4. Uninstalling create-react-app and using npx create-react-app robofriends to first install the package and then create the app folder right after
  5. Opening my command line in administrator mode

Any help or guidance on the issue will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Also, it might help to mention that I am using Windows 10 64bit.

Answer

It looks like there is a problem with your path (special characters etc.). If I recreate your exact path on my drive, I fail to create a react-app as well. However, if you change your directory to another one and try again it should work!