Atom shortcut is not showing on desktop


#1

I uninstalled my Atom editor(was running well) from my windows 7. Now after reinstalling the shortcut is not showing on the desktop.

In short, each time when I need to use the editor, I am required to use it by running “set up”

Help is highly appreciated on this matter.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Open the command line and execute the following to get the place where the software is installed.
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Tip:
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ has a short format %localappdata%

Knowing the destination of the Atom application, you should be able to construct your own shortcut.

Are you now ‘sorted’?


#3

Actually, I am able to see the setup and each time when I need the editor I get it by running the setup.


#4

To use the Atom editor I am “running” the setup each time when I start the pc


#5

Please make a screen capture and show us.
Which “setup” are you using? Originating from EXE / MSI / ZIP file?


#6

I am using this setup.


#7

See that box that has “always ask when opening this file”…

Edit: NVM, that’s the installer. Have you checked application folders for Atom (or used a search tool). Shortcuts are not the programs themselves, so it could already be somewhere on your computer.


#8

Building on what @Aerijo said…

Please execute the following tasks:

  • Win+r
  • execute the command %localappdata%\atom
  • what happens?

#9

Thanks a lot. Let me try by this way.


#10


#11

Guess what - you now have your answer. :smile:

While holding down the left mouse button, click-drag the executable file to the desktop while holding down the Alt button. Release the left mouse button. A new shortcut will be on your desktop. <done>


#12

Thanks a lot. I think it is done.


#13

Yeah, it is done. Thank you very much for your help.