When does it occur?

This issue happens when the better-sqlite3 library or a library that depends on it, like quick.db, is not updated.

Error: Could not locate the bindings file. Tried:
 → /application/node_modules/better-sqlite3/build/better_sqlite3.node

Why does it occur?

This error occurs because the better-sqlite3 library has not been updated to the latest version. In better-sqlite3 7.x.x and earlier, the library was not support Node.js LTS v20.x.x.

How to fix

To fix this issue, you need to update the better-sqlite3 library to the latest version. Remember to update libraries that depend on better-sqlite3, like quick.db.

Check the latest versions of the libraries:

Update the better-sqlite3 in your package.json

After checking the latest version of the library, you can update it in your package.json. For example, if the current version is 9.2.2, you can use the following:

Update manually in your package.json
"better-sqlite3": "^9.2.2",
"quick.db": "^9.1.7" // or any other library that depends on better-sqlite3
Update using the terminal
npm install better-sqlite3@latest

Removing files for a clean installation

After updating your package.json, you should remove the files and folders: node_modules, package-lock.json, and the .npm folder.

Reboot Your Application

In conclusion, simply restart your application by clicking on the blue button. If you have followed all the steps correctly, your application should no longer encounter this error.

If you continue to experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.