Atom . is not working in cmd


I have installed atom , but when i type the atom . to open a project i am getting
atom’ is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file.

How can i fix this issue and how can i open the atom using cmd, also when i ask for the version atom --version it is giving the same error


You need to change your PATH environment variable to include the folder Atom is installed in, which is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\atom.


I have windows 10 and ran into same issue on my windows command prompt.
DamnedScholar is correct about changing path.
For me, the path I added was: C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\atom\bin
Here’s a short summary on how I changed my PATH variable:

  1. Searched my computer for SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
  2. Clicked “Environment Variables”
  3. Edited Path for user to also include C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\atom\bin
    After that “atom .” opened current project