NodeJS & NPM access error

After a fresh install  of NodeJS and NPM on my machine I wanted to install Express but kept running into an error: npm ERR! Error: EACCES, open ‘/Users/devakone/.npm/64a534c1-express.lock’ npm ERR!  { [Error: EACCES, open ‘/Users/devakone/.npm/64a534c1-express.lock’] npm ERR!   errno: 3, npm ERR!   code: ‘EACCES’, npm ERR!   path: ‘/Users/devakone/.npm/64a534c1-express.lock’ } npm ERR! npm ERR! Please try runningContinue reading “NodeJS & NPM access error”