Solve - Module not found: Can't resolve 'react/jsx-runtime'

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Borislav Hadzhiev

Last updated: Apr 2, 2022

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Solve - Module not found: Can't resolve 'react/jsx-runtime' #

To solve the error "Module not found: Error: Can't resolve 'react/jsx-runtime'", make sure to update the react package by opening your terminal in your project's root directory and running the command npm install react@latest react-dom@latest and restart your dev server.

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

shell
# 👇️ with NPM npm install react@latest react-dom@latest # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript npm install --save-dev @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest # ---------------------------------------------- # 👇️ with YARN yarn add react@latest react-dom@latest # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript yarn add @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest --dev

The command will update the version of your react package.

If you use TypeScript, make sure that the jsx option in your tsconfig.json file is set to react-jsx.
tsconfig.json
{ "compilerOptions": { // 👇️ make sure it's set to react-jsx "jsx": "react-jsx" // ... rest }, // ... rest }

When the jsx option is set to react-jsx, it causes the compiler to emit .js files with the JSX changed to _jsx calls.

Make sure to restart your development server and your IDE if necessary. Your dev server won't pick up the changes until you stop it and re-run the npm start command.

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.

shell
# 👇️ 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 still persists. VSCode often glitches and a reboot solves things sometimes.

If you're still getting the "Module not found: Error: Can't resolve 'react/jsx-runtime'" error, open your package.json file and make sure it contains the react package in the dependencies object.

package.json
{ // ... rest "dependencies": { "react": "^18.0.0", "react-dom": "^18.0.0", }, "devDependencies": { "@types/react": "^18.0.5", "@types/react-dom": "^18.0.1", } }

The react 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.

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

shell
npm install

Or install the latest version of the package:

shell
# 👇️ with NPM npm install react@latest react-dom@latest # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript npm install --save-dev @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest # ---------------------------------------------- # 👇️ with YARN yarn add react@latest react-dom@latest # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript yarn add @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest --dev
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