Atom Will Not Open (Windows)


#1

I can’t open the Atom application, I click on it and nothing happens. I go to my file explorer and right click and then click open, and still nothing, then I try shutting my computer down and yet that still fails…

Must I uninstall my Atom application? Won’t that cause me to lose all of my installed packages?


#2

What happens when you go to AppData/Local/atom/ and click on atom.exe? What happens when you go into the folder for the latest version and click on atom.exe there?

Not at all. Packages are stored in the .atom folder in your user directory.


#3

those suggestions didn’t work, but somehow when I open an actual project I have worked on in atom, it opens… lol.


#4

You should try the reinstall.


#5

Dear All,

i am using atom atom in win-10 64 bit, and had similar problems of installation and not running later.

Please do the following :-

1 : - Empty Trash , and Temp and Prefetch folders.
2 : - change the security and read only properties of the temp folder.
3 : - IMP > Disable antivirus and run atom it will work, later add the atom app to exclusion list of your anti virus.

Regards