Why are React apps created in temp?

I use IntelliJ, but I figured this question belongs in the WebStorm forum. Although it is of course possible this is a bug/feature in IntelliJ only..

Anyway, I'm trying to create a react app as a submodule, to use as a front-end for a small Spring Boot application. After the Yarn commands are finished, the app is somehow installed in a temp folder, and I have no NPM panel, no new files except for a single webapp.iml file, and don't really know what to do. 

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React application is created in TEMP folder first to avoid problems creating react app in non-empty directory - see https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WEB-24101#comment=27-1764951. Normally it should be copied to the module folder once the generation completes. ut this doesn't unfortunately work if the react application is created as a submodule, https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WEB-24820

As a workaround I can only suggest copying the generated files manually from the TEMP folder to your module directory

 

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OK, that works. But Elena, that's a weird bug. You have a weird bug :)

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Agreed!

 

But apparently it only took a while before IntelliJ noticed the files...

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