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npm WAR tar ENOENT: no such file or directory

npm WARN tar ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘L:\My Apps\NavigationApp\node_modules.staging@angular\common-1965a6ec\locales\’

This line plus many similar appeared after running:
ionic start NavigationApp blank

The error message also said:
npm ERR! This is an error with npm itself. Please report this error at:
npm ERR!

An error log was also created if that helps.