Atom on Windows is not installing apm in the usual bin directory


I installed Atom from a batch file on a Windows 10 system. This is for use in a classroom environment which is regularly re-imaged, so Atom needs re-installing.

In the past, the apm command was installed on C:\Users\…\AppData\Local\atom\bin, and I could then use this to install additional packages. When I tried last week, I found that this was not the case, and it is now only in the C:\Users\…\AppData\Local\atom\app-[version]\i, where I find two files call app.cmd in different directories. This is definitely not good for automating my installation.

Is this a change, or is there something I should have done to complete the installation?


Some users have observed a bug where Atom installs on Windows without the bin/ folder or its files. I know this because I’ve helped them on this forum, and in no case has it been established to be more than a one-off issue. If you’re seeing repeated behavior, you should be able to eliminate it by reverting to the version before the behavior started.