April 13, 2020
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Error Message -
A template was not provided. This is likely because you're using an outdated version of create-react-app.
Please note that global installs of create-react-app are no longer supported.
New versions of Create React App doesn't support global installs. Remove it globally.
npm uninstall -g create-react-app. Then try again. Didn't work for me. Even after removing
create-react-app globally. If your system has any projects using CRA in parent directory npm will pick up that version.
npx --ignore-existing create-react-app my-app. This will ignore any installs you have in your system.
I had to manually remove CRA from global installs.
Windows path -
Delete file named
On Unix systems it should be located in -
/usr/local/bin. Don' forget to remove executable file. For windows it was