Atom won't open correctly


I recently installed Atom (no packages) and i can’t use it. It just open a white window and the inspector show this

any help?



Have you followed the suggestions in the Debugging document? Also, could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • How did you install Atom?
  • What OS and version are you running?
  • Can you reproduce the issue after completely exiting Atom and restarting using atom --safe?

According to the error, you don’t have access to one or more files under C:\Users\Gerardo\.atom, which is strange because I assume that’s your user directory?

  • Atom 1.2.4
  • exe Installer (Downloaded from the page)
  • Windows 10 last update 1511
  • Yes, I tried “–safe”, but same problem.

I reinstalled atom like 4 times, but i dont know why happen, i installed Windows (clean installation) yesterday and got this, i don’t have any packages or themes.

And yes thats my User directory.


You may want to try:

  1. Closing all instances of Atom
  2. Delete the C:\Users\Gerardo\.atom directory and all its contents
  3. Start Atom again


I reinstalled atom and went to that folder, the folder had the “Read Only” checked. Why? i don’t now but removing that property works fine now.