Atom removed itself and I cant install again


#1

Hi,
I updated atom editor and when i restarted my machine, atom has disappeared. I uninstalled atom from computer and when i try to install again i get an “installation has failed error”, any ideas how to solve this?
Pretty annoying that an update would just remove/break the program like that…

Thank you for any help!


#2

I think i might have solved it.
I restarted the PC again, deleted everything inside the “C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\atom” location, re-installed and this time the installer worked and all my settings were restored luckily so it was an easy recovery.

If anyone has any idea why this might have broken and why deleting the appData worked, I am always curious to know.

Thanks :smile: