Node.js not installed


I try to make an automated test with my phone via Katalon.
I installed Node.js and Appium but when I click on Spy mobile or Record Mobile an error windows is shown " unable to start application on this device: Node.js is not installed".
I use wind 10 64bits and I’m sure 100% that the node.js is installed .
Please help me and thank you.


I don’t know what happening but I turn off my laptop and I turn on
the problem is resolved !!!


Hey, I am also having the same issue, any idea why this is happening ??

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Having the same issue, installed node with nvm


It seems like nobody cares about helping us to solve simple issues with installation because we did not pay.


Same issue . Please response


Hi @alex.k,

Can you tell us how you installed node and what version you’re using? If you type node --version from the command line, what do you see?




I have installed NodeJS regular for windows and when i checked version in cmd is - v10.15.3

So i think it installed correctly


Hi alex,

Is appium installed?


Yes i installed appium . but it shows me



Setting Up the Appium Directory

  1. Open Katalon Studio and Go to Window Menu in the toolbar.
  2. Select Katalon Studio Preferences > Katalon > Mobile
  3. Set Appium Directory to the installed folder. User can browse or can paste the path.

By default, it’s usually installed at C:\Users{user login account}\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\appium.


Problem is the is do set in the preferences
but i think it didnt taking the exe it self when im pointing him to that directory where the Appium exe appears ( as i see it’s a exe but a shortcut - maybe the reason is that ? )

I even point to that exact - C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Programs\Appium\Appium.exe


do you install appium desktop or server?
if you install appium desktop, use this phat “C:\Users(userdomain)\AppData\Local\Programs\Appium\resources\app\node_modules\appium”
and recommended appium server version 1.8


I have installed this one . I dont know if it’s desktop or server - thinks it’s the same beacuse when u download desktop or server it’s the same file


Oke, thats appium desktop.
just try to set appium directory with i mention before.