Cannot find module 'moment' error

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Borislav Hadzhiev

Last updated: Mar 28, 2022

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Cannot find module 'moment' error #

To solve the error "Cannot find module 'moment'", make sure to install the moment package by opening your terminal in your project's root directory and running the following command: npm i moment and restart your IDE and development server.

cannot find module moment

Open your terminal in your project's root directory (where your package.json file is located) and run the following command:

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npm install moment

This will add the moment package to the dependencies of your project.

If the error is not resolved, try to delete your node_modules and package-lock.json (not package.json) files, re-run npm install and restart your IDE.

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# 👇️ delete node_modules and package-lock.json rm -rf node_modules rm -f package-lock.json # 👇️ clean npm cache npm cache clean --force npm install
Make sure to restart your IDE and dev server if the error persists. VSCode often glitches and a reboot solves things sometimes.

If you use TypeScript and are getting the error "Cannot find module 'moment' or its corresponding type declarations", make sure to update your moment version to the latest. The issue is fixed in versions greater than 2.25.1.

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npm install moment@latest

If you're still getting the "Cannot find module 'moment'" error, open your package.json file and make sure it contains the moment package in the dependencies object.

package.json
{ // ... rest "dependencies": { "moment": "^2.29.1", } }

You can try to manually add the line and re-run npm install.

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npm install

Or install the latest version of the package:

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npm install moment@latest

The moment module should NOT be globally installed or be in your project's devDependencies, it should be in the dependencies object in your package.json file.

Conclusion #

To solve the error "Cannot find module 'moment'", make sure to install the moment package by opening your terminal in your project's root directory and running the following command: npm i moment and restart your IDE and development server.

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