Atom not reopening project from last session


#1

Hello,

I have Atom 1.11.2 installed with “Open Empty Editor On Start” unchecked (running OS X El Capitan), but whenever I reopen Atom it doesn’t restore the project I had opened. It just repeatedly displays the Welcome Guide on start up.

How can I get Atom to restore my project on start up?

Thanks!


#2

Most likely the permissions on your ~/.atom directory are preventing Atom from writing what it needs to remember your last project. Specifically, it writes to ~/.atom/storage/application.json the projects you have open.


#3

Hello,

Thanks for your reply. OK, thanks that seems to have been the problem. However I still notice the “Welcome” and “Welcome Guide” tabs re-open each time Atom starts still. Is there any way to hide these automatically on start up?


#4

Have you unchecked the “Show Welcome Guide when opening Atom” box?

If you have and it doesn’t persist, you may want to double-check that you got all the permissions set correctly. It would seem that you missed ~/.atom/config.cson and probably others. You may be able to adapt this StackOverflow answer to your needs.


#5

Sorry, I missed that - thanks! All sorted.