Problem with npm install [Solved]

$ npm start

server@1.0.0 start /Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js
nodemon -L ./index.js

[nodemon] 1.17.5
[nodemon] to restart at any time, enter rs
[nodemon] watching: .
[nodemon] starting node ./index.js
MongoParseError: URI malformed, cannot be parsed
at parseConnectionString (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/uri_parser.js:211:21)
at connect (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/operations/mongo_client_ops.js:180:3)
at connectOp (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/operations/mongo_client_ops.js:284:3)
at /Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/utils.js:437:24
at new Promise ()
at executeOperation (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/utils.js:432:10)
at MongoClient.connect (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/mongo_client.js:168:10)
at Function.MongoClient.connect (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/mongo_client.js:372:22)
at Object. (/Users/HJD/Desktop/M220/mflix-js/src/index.js:23:13)
at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:799:30)
[nodemon] app crashed - waiting for file changes before starting…

using a mac here is the dotenv_unix.env file

Ticket: Connection

Rename this file to .ini after filling in your MFLIX_DB_URI and your SECRET_KEY

Do not surround the URI with quotes

SECRET_KEY=learning-this-mongodb-thing
MFLIX_DB_URI=mongodb+srv://m220student:m220password@mflix-ccfsi.mongodb.net/test?retryWrites=true
MFLIX_NS=mflix
PORT=5000

Solved the problem. I need to rename to .env in terminal not just rename in finder. App now works, on to unit tests.