Angular is one of the most popular web application development frameworks out there. Although it is robust and versatile, some errors arise when creating applications. One of these issues is “Could not find module “@angular-devkit/build-angular”. This error can be frustrating for beginners or even Angular developers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the reasons behind this error and provide a step-by-step solution with code snippets.

How To Fix Could not find module "@angular-devkit/build-angular"

Could not find module “@angular-devkit/build-angular”

The “Could not find module “@angular-devkit/build-angular” error usually occurs when creating a new Angular application or updating Angular to a newer version. One of Angular’s dependencies, “@angular-devkit/build-angular,” may be missing or corrupted. Thus, you need to reinstall the package or install the missing dependency manually.

Solution for the error

Here are some steps you can follow to fix the error:

First, run the following command:

rm -rf node_modules

This command will delete the “node_modules” folder in the root directory of your Angular application.

Now, install all the packages and dependencies again. Run the following command:

npm install

This command will install all the dependencies and packages in your Angular project.

If the above two steps do not work, remove these folders manually:

rm -rf node_modules package-lock.json

Finally, ensure that you have the “@angular-devkit/build-angular” dependency installed by running the command:

npm install --save-dev @angular-devkit/build-angular

This command installs the “@angular-devkit/build-angular” dependency in your Angular project.

Avoid Eclecticism

There are a lot of solutions out there to fix the “Could not find module “@angular-devkit/build-angular” error. However, it is better to stick to Angular’s official documentation to avoid any potential issues. So, we recommend following the step-by-step solution mentioned in this blog.


In this blog post, we’ve discussed the error “Could not find module “@angular-devkit/build-angular” and provided a step-by-step solution to resolve it. We hope this post has been informative and helpful for Angular developers and beginners. If you want more useful content, follow our blog to avoid such problems while working with Angular.