Atom incompatible with Windows 10.1607


#1

Atom is not working on Windows 10 after latest patches installed (version 1607 of windows 10). Could you please help? Thanks.


#2

What happens when you try to open Atom?


#3

Atom appears in the task bar. But the window of Atom doesn’t show.


#4

What version of Atom is installed? What happens when you try to open Atom from the command line with atom --safe? What happens when you rename the .atom folder in your user directory and then try to open Atom?


#5
  1. I was using Atom 1.13 and it was not working after windows patches installed. Then I installed the latest version - Atom 1.17, it is not working either.

  2. when using command line atom --safe, same symptom, i.e.Atom appears in the task bar but the window of Atom doesn’t show.

  3. Cannot rename .atom folder. There was a popup window saying “You must type a file name”.


#6

You just have to rename it to something that doesn’t start with ., or rename it via the command line (which will allow you to start the name with .).


#7

Yay, it is working after rename the .atom folder. Many thanks for your help!!!


#8

Okay, in that case, there was probably some state information that got corrupted. I have no clue why it happened, but you should be able to move your config files and packages over to the new .atom folder and have everything work again.