Message "the term 'ng' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet"

Today, while working through some basic AngularJS introduction, I ran into a problem.

I opened PowerShell to get going on the project. NPM worked.

I was able to install Angular using:

npm install -g @angular/cli

Anytime I tried to run ng, I would get:

the term 'ng' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet


  • The first path in the path variable needs to be the NPM path. Opening the Node.js command prompt I found that the ng command worked there. I dug into the shortcut and found that it references a command to ensure the first Path variable is NPM. To Fix:

    1. Right Clicked on My Computer (windows)
    2. Selected Advanced System Settings
    3. Clicked "Environment Variables"
    4. Under "Path" variable, made the FIRST value listed %AppData%\npm

    Once I did that I was able to close powershell and reopen and all worked.