NPM error. Eacess : permission denied, stat

When executing npm start and I hit a compiling error, shortly after I receive this.

Module not found: Can't resolve '.../services/api' in '/mnt/c/Users/chung/dev/flatiron/labs/mod-5/herschmersch/frontend-herschmersch/src/containers'
  throw err;

[Error: EACCES: permission denied, stat '/mnt/c/Documents and Settings'] {
  errno: -13,
  code: 'EACCES',
  syscall: 'stat',
  path: '/mnt/c/Documents and Settings'
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! frontend-herschmersch@0.1.0 start: `PORT=3001 react-scripts start`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the frontend-herschmersch@0.1.0 start script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/nathan/.npm/_logs/2020-10-09T04_07_10_726Z-debug.log

When I remove what was originally causing the error in my react code, it seems to work. I’ve also had a similar issue when trying to install plotly.

Any advice would be great!

Thank you