Create react project: npm\expo.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system.

Create react project using react expo framework


Below is the issue faced while creating a new react project using the command expo init <Project Name> the root cause is due to the execution policy while creating the react project for the current user.


c:> expo init ReactTraining

expo : File C:Usersuser1AppDataRoamingnpmexpo.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this
system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at https:/
At line:1 char:1
+ expo init ReactTraining
+ ~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : SecurityError: (:) [], PSSecurityException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccess

c:> Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted


C:Usersuser1Documentsreact> expo init ReactTraining
√ Choose a template: » blank a minimal app as clean as an empty canvas
√ Downloaded template.
πŸ“¦ Using npm to install packages.
√ Installed JavaScript dependencies.

βœ… Your project is ready!

To run your project, navigate to the directory and run one of the following npm commands.

  • cd ReactTraining
  • npm start # you can open iOS, Android, or web from here, or run them directly with the commands below.
  • npm run android
  • npm run ios # requires an iOS device or macOS for access to an iOS simulator
  • npm run web

Ref: React JS Documentation

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