My Discord bot not going online out of the blue

I have coded a discord bot with the help of my friends, we tried making a music bot, but the plan failed horribly as we were entering the tokens. We have a separate file for tokens called “config.json” We have stuff like
Youtube API
Soundcloud API (got it from f12 screen)
and then the bot token.
Now to the problem, whenever I try to make the bot go online by doing “node .” in CMD, it just doesn’t give me a error or anything, just stays empty.

My index/main/botTEST.js

const Discord = require(‘discord.js’);
const client = new Discord.Client();

const prefix = ‘-’;

const fs = require(‘fs’);

client.commands = new Discord.Collection();

const commandFiles = fs.readdirSync(’./commands/’).filter(file => file.endsWith(’.js’));
for(const file of commandFiles){
const command = require(./commands/${file});

client.commands.set(, command);


const { join } = require(“path”);
const { TOKEN, PREFIX } = require("./config.json");

client.once(‘ready’, () => {
console.log(‘qestnik is online!’);

client.on(‘message’, message =>{
if(!message.content.startsWith(prefix) || return;

const args = message.content.slice(prefix.length).split(/ +/);
const command = args.shift().toLowerCase();

if(command === 'pause'){
    client.commands.get('pause').execute(message, args);

    } else if (command == 'loop'){
                client.commands.get('loop').execute(message, args);

                } else if (command == 'play'){
                            client.commands.get('play').execute(message, args);
                            } else if (command == 'skip'){
        client.commands.get('skip').execute(message, args);                    
                            }else if (command == 'queue'){
        client.commands.get('queue').execute(message, args);
							} else if (command == 'resume'){
        client.commands.get('resume').execute(message, args);                    
                            } else if (command == 'playlist'){
                            client.commands.get('playlist').execute(message, args);



I would recommend that you use a .env file package:

Its much better than using a JSON file.

So, I changed the file type to .env, cause that was written on the insturctions.
Now it just gives me this error.

Google said that I didn’t have the right path but I did “cd Desktop” then “cd DiscordBot” to get to my bot folder

You need to clear NPM cache with the following command-

npm cache clean --force


I would recommend JSON if you are self-hosting.

I self host a website and I use .env.

It does not matter if you use a .env or JSON file in this case.