[package] not found in the root

As the title suggests, the crate I'm trying to use cannot be found in the root directory. I am trying to run the "cursive" crate from the respective site, "crates.io".
My file hierarchy looks like this,

-->Application (parent folder)
---->src (child folder)
---->target (child folder)

this file had not been compiled using the command "cargo new [filename] --bin"

I am currently running Rust version "rustc 1.65.0"

rustc 1.65.0 (897e37553 2022-11-02)

I am using the editor, Visual Studio Code; in here, I have the extension "rust-analyzer"
yet, there appears to be an issue when clicking on its button in the lower left of the program, indicated by a "warning sign",

When I do click it, it runs its version of "cargo build" I presume,

failed to run build scripts Check the server logs for additional info.

when I run cargo build in my ./application/src directory, I get the following panic,

--- stderr
  cl : Command line warning D9035 : option 'o' has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release

furthermore, I get the "warning",

warning: build failed, waiting for other jobs to finish...

yet no other running proceeds.

Within my "cargo.toml" file, the layout stays the same with the addition of the dependency from crates.io

name = "application"
version = "0.1.0"
edition = "2021"

cursive = "0.20.0"

Within my main file, I have the following code, above my main function,

use cursive;

which, I am to believe uses the crate from the dependencies specified in the toml file. I have installed the respective "ncurses" library using the MingGW application (as I am a windows user)
Since, I have restarted my system 3 times to no avail

Furthermore, another issue that I believe is related to the "syntax highlighting" extension for Rust on the VSC extension place. Is that I am shown red exclamation marks besides my "imported" crate,

I am also using the "run-code" analyzer from the VSC marketplace. I am running from the terminal,

when I do so, I get the error,

error[E0432]: unresolved import `cursive`
 --> main.rs:1:5
1 | use cursive;
  |     ^^^^^^^ no `cursive` in the root

error: aborting due to previous error

I am presented with this error,

rustc --explain E0432

I have searched the internet, sites like Stackoverflow and Github responses yet none seem to show any avail to my issue (which I know sounds ridiculous as there has to be one somewhere), I was just coming here to look for additional help.

I am running Windows 11 as of 01/12/22

If you wish to see code that relates to this issue, just ask. I will gladly respond if any additional images are needed

(I do have more photos but I cannot upload them here as because I am a new User I am restricted to 1 only)

You have Cargo.toml in the target folder? I don't think that will work by default. It should be next to the src folder

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Running cargo new --bin check gets me

ls -R check
Cargo.toml	src


I seem to have made a mistake... That isn't where it is actually stored it is stored outside at application file. I am struggling now, I have consulted the Rust discord server and I am still not finding a solution.