Bug with installation of n8n 0.216.2 on Windows


I have updated my n8n windows version to the latest available 0.216.2.
I get an error on several workflows that use MSSQL

I have this error

C:\Users\bob\AppData\Local\Programs\n8n\resources\app\node_modules\@azure\msal-node\dist\index.js'. Please verify that the package.json has a valid "main" entry

When I check in this directory


I have indeed only the : node_modules directory and package.json

do you have an idea ?

Hey @Bronks,

When did you download the desktop app? There was an issue recently so we pulled the release to fix it but I am not sure if we have released the updated version yet.

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just 4/5 hours ago

It might be worth going back to the last version for now if you still have it available.

How do we use a previous version? Where can I find an installer? I updated this morning after many months of non-usage and now I’m getting this error and can’t work on anything…

Hi folks, I stored a few previous versions of the n8n desktop app just in case. You can find them here:


That said, depending on your upgrade path there might have been database migrations that cannot be undone easily. So make sure to take a full backup of the .n8n directory in your user folder before attempting such a downgrade.

You could also consider using n8n’s docker image over the desktop app which allows you to use any n8n version of your choice.

Hope this helps!


In fact by going back to the previous version everything is ok

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