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It's most likely because the packages you're installing are dependent on other packages as well. You can delete the node_modules folder and then run npm install to install the packages again. This will install any packages you have configured in package.json and any dependencies on those packages (and dependencies on the dependencies) will load as well.
Thanks Kenny...didnt know this forum existed...ill remember that for nex time
Yes, I thought it would download other dependencies also
I might be wrong but can't node install dependencies into a global node folder and then Sym link to them from your project folder when configured in package.json? Seems pointless to download hundreds of files each time into your project when you will use them again for other projects?