Can't run n8n

When I type n8n it returns with:

» Error: There was an error: EPERM: operation not permitted, scandir ‘C:\Users\Administrator\Application Data’

I am running the npm version. (node version: 14.7.6, npm version: 6.14.15)

Welcome to the community @Fenton !

That issue is not related to n8n. So can sadly not really help you hehe. Is best to Google the error message and then check out the differents posts like this:


Hey @Fenton, welcome to the n8n community!

Was showing a friend n8n and ran into the same thing.
The solution is to simply cd into the .n8n directory on your Home folder (~/.n8n) and then do n8n start!


Thanks so much. It’s always the cd lol