Node.js Error: ENOENT, stat ‘C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\npm’ on Windows

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When going to install Node.js with following command line,
npm install grunt
you may get Error: ENOENT, stat ‘C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\npm’ problem. Get solution in simple way. Not one solution, many solutions. Let’s come,

Node.js Error: ENOENT, stat 'C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\npm' on Windows

Node.js Error: ENOENT, stat ‘C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\npm’ on Windows

Solution: 1

Try with enable Show hidden files,folders, and drives option. This may help some times. But not sure for all. Anyway first try this, Goto
Organize -> Folder and Search options -> view -> Show hidden files,folders, and drives

Solution: 2

Still file is missing in that path, manually create a folder name with ‘npm’. It’ll fix this problem.

Solution: 3

Using following code, setup all the required files and directories
npm install npm -g

Solution: 4

Suppose, above 3 methods are not working, use this way. It should work and it’ll solve all this type of problems.
Run the Command Prompt as an Administrator


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