How to Fix Problems w/ create-react-app

Possible Problems

You run npx create-react-app my-app and it only tells you npx installed without generating a new project.

You successfully create a new React project but there’s no server.js file in the project. It may give you this error when you run npm start: “missing script: start”

Solution

Installing create-react-app globally is now discouraged. Instead uninstall globally installed create-react-app package by doing:

npm uninstall -g create-react-app

Then, just try creating a new React project:

npx create-react-app my-app