Cannot find module 'path' Error in TypeScript

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Borislav Hadzhiev

Last updated: Feb 19, 2022

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Cannot find module 'path' Error in TypeScript #

To solve the "Cannot find module path or its corresponding type declarations" error, install the types for node by running the command npm i -D @types/node. You can then import path with the following line of code import * as path from 'path'.

cannot find module path

Make sure to install the typings for node by opening your terminal in your project's root directory and running the following command:

shell
npm i -D @types/node

Now you can import the path module with the following line of code.

index.ts
import * as path from 'path'; console.log(path);

If your error has not been resolved, open your tsconfig.json file and make sure the types array contains the string node.

tsconfig.json
{ "compilerOptions": { "types": [ "node" ] }, }
This should fix the error and now TypeScript should be able to find the type definitions for the path module.

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

shell
rm -rf node_modules package-lock.json npm install

Make sure to restart your IDE if the error persists. VSCode glitches often and a reboot solves things sometimes.

Conclusion #

To solve the "Cannot find module path or its corresponding type declarations" error, install the types for node by running the command npm i -D @types/node. You can then import path with the following line of code import * as path from 'path'.

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