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What to do to resolve below issue coming in initiating a truffle project?

YuweideMacBook-Air:vantoken yuwei$ truffle version
Truffle v4.1.4 (core: 4.1.4)
Solidity v0.4.21 (solc-js) 

YuweideMacBook-Air:vantoken yuwei$ **truffle init**
Downloading...
Error: Something already exists at the destination. Please unbox in an empty folder. Stopping to prevent overwriting data.
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/truffle/build/webpack:/~/truffle-box/lib/utils/unbox.js:22:1
    at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:68:7)
    at Function.Module.runMain (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:834:11)
    at startup (internal/bootstrap/node.js:283:19)
    at bootstrapNodeJSCore (internal/bootstrap/node.js:622:3)
  • Do it on a empty folder. – goodvibration Aug 21 '19 at 12:23
  • i did it before, but it doesn't work, actually vantoken is the new folder – YwD Aug 21 '19 at 12:34
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Since you are working on Truffle v4, try these commands in an empty folder:

npm init -y  
truffle init

You can use truffle init --force as well. Check out this Truffle docs for this.

You might want to upgrade Truffle to v5 since v5 allows you to run truffle init in a non-empty folder as well.

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  • YuweideMacBook-Air:demo1 yuwei$ npm init -y Wrote to /Users/yuwei/Desktop/1110/demo1/package.json: { "name": "demo1", "version": "1.0.0", "description": "", "main": "truffle-config.js", "directories": { "test": "test" }, "scripts": { "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1" }, "keywords": [], "author": "", "license": "ISC" } and it doesnt work – YwD Aug 22 '19 at 8:54
  • YuweideMacBook-Air:demo1 yuwei$ truffle init Downloading... Error: Something already exists at the destination. Please unbox in an empty folder. Stopping to prevent overwriting data. at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/truffle/build/webpack:/~/truffle-box/lib/utils/unbox.js:22:1 at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:68:7) at Function.Module.runMain (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:834:11) at startup (internal/bootstrap/node.js:283:19) at bootstrapNodeJSCore (internal/bootstrap/node.js:622:3) YuweideMacBook-Air:demo1 yuwei$ – YwD Aug 22 '19 at 8:54
  • Did you tried other methods as well? Apart from this, if you want, you can change the Truffle source code as well. Check this answer to see how. – Prachi Sharma Aug 23 '19 at 3:25
  • i have deleted the truffle and reinstall it again. then it works ,,,, thanks all – YwD Aug 23 '19 at 7:26

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