Property 'exact' does not exist on type


I am trying to use react-router-dom inside my react app and also I am using typescript instead of javascript. The issue here is that I can’t import Route inside my component and make it work. I already installed @types/react-router-dom but for some reason it’s still not working as expected.

This is a component that is trying to use react-router-dom

import {BrowserRouter as Router, Route} from "react-router-dom";

const App = () => {
    return (
                    <Route path="/" exact/>

export default App;

And this is the error that I am getting

TypeScript error in /Users/veselinkontic/Projects/givellet/frontend/src/components/index.tsx(9,37):
Type '{ path: string; exact: true; }' is not assignable to type 'IntrinsicAttributes & (PathRouteProps | LayoutRouteProps | IndexRouteProps)'.
  Property 'exact' does not exist on type 'IntrinsicAttributes & (PathRouteProps | LayoutRouteProps | IndexRouteProps)'.  TS2322

     7 |             <Router>
     8 |                 <div>
  >  9 |                     <Route path="/" exact/>
       |                                     ^
    10 |                 </div>
    11 |             </Router>
    12 |         </div>

And this is my package.json file in which you can see that everything is there.

  "name": "frontend",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@testing-library/jest-dom": "^5.11.4",
    "@testing-library/react": "^11.1.0",
    "@testing-library/user-event": "^12.1.10",
    "@types/jest": "^26.0.15",
    "@types/node": "^12.0.0",
    "@types/react": "^17.0.0",
    "@types/react-dom": "^17.0.0",
    "@types/react-router-dom": "^5.3.2",
    "react": "^17.0.2",
    "react-dom": "^17.0.2",
    "react-router-dom": "^6.0.1",
    "react-scripts": "4.0.3",
    "typescript": "^4.1.2",
    "web-vitals": "^1.0.1"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-scripts start",
    "build": "react-scripts build",
    "test": "react-scripts test",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
  "eslintConfig": {
    "extends": [
  "browserslist": {
    "production": [
      "not dead",
      "not op_mini all"
    "development": [
      "last 1 chrome version",
      "last 1 firefox version",
      "last 1 safari version"


react router v6 doesn’t support exact anymore.

// old – v5
<Route exact path="/" component={Home} />

// new – v6
<Route path="/" element={<Home />} />

As stated in their documentation:

You don’t need to use an exact prop on <Route path="/"> anymore.
This is because all paths match exactly by default. If you
want to match more of the URL because you have child routes use a trailing * as
in <Route path="users/*">.

You can refer to this migration guide:

Answered By – Antonio Pantano

Answer Checked By – Clifford M. (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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