So I have been trying to setup React Js environment. I am facing the babel dependencies error. I know this problem is very common and there are tons of answers available but none of them have worked for me so far. I have searched through the internet to solve it but it still shows the same error.

This is the error I am getting:

ERROR in ./main.js
Module build failed (from ./node_modules/babel-loader/lib/index.js):
Error: Cannot find module 'babel-preset-es2015' from 'D:\my-app'
    at Function.module.exports [as sync] (D:\my-app\node_modules\resolve\lib\sync.js:58:15)
    at resolveStandardizedName (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\files\plugins.js:101:31)
    at resolvePreset (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\files\plugins.js:58:10)
    at loadPreset (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\files\plugins.js:77:20)
    at createDescriptor (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\config-descriptors.js:154:9)
    at (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\config-descriptors.js:109:50)
    at (<anonymous>)
    at createDescriptors (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\config-descriptors.js:109:29)
    at createPresetDescriptors (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\config-descriptors.js:101:10)
    at passPerPreset (D:\my-app\node_modules\@babel\core\lib\config\config-descriptors.js:58:96)
Child html-webpack-plugin for "index.html":
     1 asset
    Entrypoint undefined = index.html
    [./node_modules/html-webpack-plugin/lib/loader.js!./index.html] 448 bytes {0} [built]
    [./node_modules/lodash/lodash.js] 527 KiB {0} [built]
    [./node_modules/webpack/buildin/global.js] (webpack)/buildin/global.js 472 bytes {0} [built]

This is my .babelrc

    "presets": ["es2015"]


const path = require('path');
const HtmlWebpackPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');

module.exports = {
   entry: './main.js',
   output: {
      path: path.join(__dirname, '/bundle'),
      filename: 'index_bundle.js'
   devServer: {
      inline: true,
      port: 8080
   module: {
      rules: [
            test: /\.jsx?$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            loader: 'babel-loader',
            query: {
               presets: ['es2015', 'react']
      new HtmlWebpackPlugin({
         template: './index.html'


  "name": "my-app",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "",
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "webpack-dev-server --mode development --open --hot",
    "build": "webpack --mode production"
  "keywords": [],
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "babel-core": "^6.26.3",
    "babel-preset-env": "^1.7.0",
    "react": "^16.8.6",
    "react-dom": "^16.8.6",
    "webpack-cli": "^3.3.2",
    "webpack-dev-server": "^3.3.1"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@babel/core": "^7.4.4",
    "@babel/preset-env": "^7.4.4",
    "@babel/preset-es2015": "^7.0.0-beta.53",
    "babel-loader": "^8.0.6",
    "html-webpack-plugin": "^3.2.0",
    "webpack": "^4.31.0"

1 Answers

Robert Hovhannisyan On Best Solutions

[email protected] uses Babel 7.x, which is @babel/[email protected]^7.0.0, and more importantly in your case @babel/[email protected] replaces [email protected]^1.7.0.

You'll need to make sure to do

npm install @babel/core @babel/preset-env

and update your Babel config to use @babel/preset-env instead of babel-preset-env with something like

"presets": [

Note: For others coming across this, the issue may also be that you're using plugins/preset from Babel 6 on Babel 7. This may be hard to notice if you're using a third-party Babel preset since the versions of the presets may not match the version of Babel itself.