Atom Installed on Windows 7 But to Where


#1

Admittedly I am new to coding. Atom appears to have installed and was opened on my Windows 7 laptop. The problem is that after closing the application I can not find a way to re-launch it. It isn’t in program files. There are tons of file associated with “atom” but nothing that appears to be able to be run.

The last thing I anticipated would be to not be able to find the application after installing it.

Please help…

Thank you.

Codekat


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#2

Hello.

The official documentation does not seem to give the directory specification:
http://flight-manual.atom.io/getting-started/sections/installing-atom/

See if you can use Windows’ built-in find to tell you more ->
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If you have an icon you can see the information from there. Like example a desktop shortcut:

Note the above picture has the direct answer you seek.

Cheers.


#3

It’s probably quicker to run where atom in your Command Prompt


#4

I did not know that one - Thank you!
Sadly for my system it does not work:
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My installation does not have Atom loaded into the path…
I cannot remember if it is a standard option on the installation of Atom.


#5

Can you launch atom from the command prompt? Maybe it’s missing from your PATH environmental variable.

The command actually returns two paths for me, atom.exe and atom.cmd


#6

Hello.

Yes you are correct.
Sorry I was not clear before.

It is what I meant to convey with
..does not have Atom loaded into the path
I was aiming for stating a fact.

I cannot remember being asked to have Atom on the PATH,
when I cleanly installed V1.18.
From there on it was update installations.

Cheers


#7

This is probably done when a user runs „Install Shell Commands” (which I expected most developers would do), I’m not sure


#8

Yes I think you make a safe assumption there.
:blush: It would not be true for me though.


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#9

That’s not an option for Windows. It’s supposed to happen automatically, but I guess sometimes it doesn’t.


#10

Hello danPadric,

There was no icon coming up in the find results. I found an earlier thread which referenced the AppData directory and did find it there. I see that you also provide it as the source for the executable file. Thank you.

codekat


#11

Thanks for all for of the insight shared on this thread.


#12

Thank you for your feedback.
Enjoy coding in Atom!