What are the possible reasons for Playwright not automatically picking up the driver path and how can I fix a 'Driver not found' error?


Troubleshooting 'Driver not found' Issue in Playwright

If you're facing a 'Driver not found' issue in Playwright, it could be due to incorrect driver paths in the configuration file or issues with the browser driver installations.

Check Your Browser Driver Installations

Playwright uses specific browser drivers to interact with browsers like Chromium, Firefox, and WebKit. Ensure these drivers are installed correctly. Refer to the Playwright documentation for installation instructions.

Verify Driver Paths in Configuration File

The paths to the driver executables should be correctly specified in your Playwright configuration file. Make sure you've provided accurate paths for each browser's driver.

// playwright.config.ts
import { PlaywrightTestConfig } from '@playwright/test';

const config: PlaywrightTestConfig = {
  use: {
    // Specify driver paths here

export default config;

Update or Reinstall Playwright

If the issue persists, consider updating or reinstalling Playwright. This can resolve compatibility issues or missing dependencies.

Check System Environment Variables

Some browsers require specific environment variables to be configured for their drivers to work with Playwright. Ensure these are set up correctly.

In summary, to resolve the 'Driver not found' issue, verify your configuration file and browser driver installations. If necessary, update or reinstall Playwright and check your system environment variables.


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