Unboxing truffle: Shows error: Stopping to prevent overwriting data.

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Error: Something already exists at the destination. `truffle init` and `truffle unbox` must be executed in an empty folder. Stopping to prevent overwriting data.

    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/truffle/build/webpack:/packages/truffle-box/lib/utils/unbox.js:22:1

    at <anonymous>

    at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:188:7)

    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:695:11)

    at startup (bootstrap_node.js:188:16)

    at bootstrap_node.js:609:3
Nov 30, 2018 in Blockchain by digger
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As mentioned in the error: unboxing or initializing must be done in an empty folder. In your case, the directory you are trying to run these commands is not empty. Either create a new directory and run the commands there or if you want the files in the same directory, remove all the files in that directory.
answered Nov 30, 2018 by Omkar
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