How can I update Atom?


I’m using Atom 1.16.0x64 on Windows and thought that Atom will automatically update, if a new version is available. Now I found out, that at least on the Atom Website, there is already a more recent version. How can I update Atom, without re-installing everything?


If the autoupdate functionality didn’t get installed properly, you want to reinstall everything. You can just delete the whole AppData/Local/atom folder and run a newly downloaded version of AtomSetup.exe and everything should be fixed. All of your data lives in the .atom directory in your user folder and will be untouched.