Trying to install strapi

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Trying to install strapi but get an error, I checked and everything is up to date nodejs and npm

PS C:\Users\Joseph Osorio\\1 Website - Projects\strapi> npx create-strapi-app my-project --quickstart

Error: EPERM: operation not permitted, mkdir ‘C:\Users\Joseph’
command not found: create-strapi-app
PS C:\Users\Joseph Osorio\\1 Website - Projects\strapi>

Hey @osoriver :wave:,

Could you update your system info?

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I see you’re running powershell and therefore are on Windows.

I am not sure this is your problem but I have had a number of issues in the past using directories that have spaces in them. I also highly recommend using bash for windows as your shell, has saved me a lot of trouble and ensures everything works smoothly when deploying to production on Linux.


Yea that’s what I heard about having spaces on the directory I’m in the process of changing the username And I’ll look into bash instead of power shell

@andersonm So that was the issue that there was a space. I did try installing hit first but that didn’t work, so then I just renamed my account with no spaces… Thanks much🙋👍