Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, stat ‘/home/dylan/.steampath’

I am trying to start the development server on a React project that I have not worked on for a long time. Upon running npm install and npm start I received the title error message.
I tried manually updating and then downgrading the Node-sass but I am still getting the same error no matter what I do. Here is the full error message I am getting.

Failed to compile.

./src/App.scss (./node_modules/css-loader/dist/cjs.js??ref--5-oneOf-6-1!./node_modules/postcss-loader/src??postcss!./node_modules/resolve-url-loader??ref--5-oneOf-6-3!./node_modules/sass-loader/dist/cjs.js??ref--5-oneOf-6-4!./src/App.scss)
Error: Node Sass version 5.0.0 is incompatible with ^4.0.0.
/home/dylan/Desktop/Werk/Professional stuff/SkylimitHost/node_modules/react-scripts/scripts/start.js:19
  throw err;

[Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, stat '/home/dylan/.steampath'] {
  errno: -2,
  code: 'ENOENT',
  syscall: 'stat',
  path: '/home/dylan/.steampath'
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! [email protected] start: `react-scripts start`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the [email protected] start script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/dylan/.npm/_logs/2020-11-23T05_19_03_778Z-debug.log

And here is the complete log

0 info it worked if it ends with ok
1 verbose cli [
1 verbose cli   '/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/bin/node',
1 verbose cli   '/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/bin/npm',
1 verbose cli   'start'
1 verbose cli ]
2 info using [email protected]
3 info using [email protected]
4 verbose run-script [ 'prestart', 'start', 'poststart' ]
5 info lifecycle [email protected]~prestart: [email protected]
6 info lifecycle [email protected]~start: [email protected]
7 verbose lifecycle [email protected]~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
8 verbose lifecycle [email protected]~start: PATH: /home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-lifecycle/node-gyp-bin:/home/dylan/Desktop/Werk/Professional stuff/SkylimitHost/node_modules/.bin:/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin
9 verbose lifecycle [email protected]~start: CWD: /home/dylan/Desktop/Werk/Professional stuff/SkylimitHost
10 silly lifecycle [email protected]~start: Args: [ '-c', 'react-scripts start' ]
11 silly lifecycle [email protected]~start: Returned: code: 1  signal: null
12 info lifecycle [email protected]~start: Failed to exec start script
13 verbose stack Error: [email protected] start: `react-scripts start`
13 verbose stack Exit status 1
13 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.<anonymous> (/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-lifecycle/index.js:332:16)
13 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:315:20)
13 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.<anonymous> (/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-lifecycle/lib/spawn.js:55:14)
13 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:315:20)
13 verbose stack     at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:1048:16)
13 verbose stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:288:5)
14 verbose pkgid [email protected]
15 verbose cwd /home/dylan/Desktop/Werk/Professional stuff/SkylimitHost
16 verbose Linux 5.4.0-53-generic
17 verbose argv "/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/bin/node" "/home/dylan/.nvm/versions/node/v14.15.0/bin/npm" "start"
18 verbose node v14.15.0
19 verbose npm  v6.14.8
20 error code ELIFECYCLE
21 error errno 1
22 error [email protected] start: `react-scripts start`
22 error Exit status 1
23 error Failed at the [email protected] start script.
23 error This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.
24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

I don’t understand why my server won’t start, any help would be appreciated.


I’ve found out the solution. This error is just a fancy/convoluted missing dependencies message. If you install all the dependencies the project needs (some might not be in the package.json file) it should work correctly.