Files in folder missing, replaced with .dead file


#1

After the update to 1.32.0, I attempted to open one of my files of code and was greeted with a message along the lines of “You do not have permission to open this file” I then went into C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.30.0 and the folder that my code was in was missing, the only thing there was .dead.

Win10 64bit


Files in folder missing, replaced with .dead file
#2

You should never store your files in a directory for an application. This isn’t an Atom thing; it’s just never a good idea.

In this case, it seems you’ve discovered that Atom will treat that directory as its own (and it is), and managing things as it sees fit (including deleting whatever you had stored there).

I don’t have steps to recover it, but please take this warning and (1) only store your files in your own directories, and (2) always keep a backup of your files.


Files in folder missing, replaced with .dead file