‘react-scripts’ Is Not Recognized As An Internal Or External Command

This error usually occurs when you try to run a specific script command, such as react-scripts start, but the required dependencies are missing or not properly installed in your project.

To resolve this issue, make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Verify that you have already installed react-scripts as a dependency in your project. You can do this by checking your project’s package.json file. Look for the following line under dependencies:

    "react-scripts": "^x.x.x"

    If you don’t have this line, you need to install react-scripts by running the following command:

    npm install react-scripts --save
  2. After installing or verifying the installation, try running the script command again.

If the issue persists, try the following additional troubleshooting steps:

  1. Make sure you are running the script command in the correct location. Ensure the command is executed in the same directory where your package.json file is located.

  2. If you have just installed React or created a new project, close and reopen your terminal or command prompt. This helps refresh the system environment variables.

  3. If you are using a Windows machine, try using npx before the script command. For example:

    npx react-scripts start

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the "’react-scripts’ is not recognized as an internal or external command" error and run the desired script command successfully.

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