Npm install cannot find module 'semver'


I can't use npm install using the command prompt in NodeJS. I'm getting these errors when running npm install:

    throw err;
Error: Cannot find module 'semver'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:337:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:287:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:366:17)
    at require (module.js:385:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\npm\l
    at Module._compile (module.js:435:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:442:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:311:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:366:17)

This question is tagged with javascript node.js mean-stack

~ Asked on 2015-11-23 11:55:03

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I had the same error. npm uninstall npm -g, rm -rf node_modules didn't help me, because when I tried I was getting Error: Cannot find module 'semver'. But I solve my problem with these steps (this will delete other global modules you may be using):

  • sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/node_modules
  • sudo rm -rf ~/.npm
  • brew uninstall --force node
  • brew install node

Hope this will help those who are getting a similar problem.

~ Answered on 2016-02-24 08:35:38


I'm facing the same issue here.

If this occurs right after you run brew install yarn try running yarn global add npm and voilĂ  - fixed!

~ Answered on 2018-03-22 06:42:28

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