Immense drivespace consumption


I’m using ATOM on a small Windows10 convertible with less drive space.
My ATOM installation under “C:\Users\<<>user>\AppData\Local\atom” takes ~700MB
In my option, that’s huge for a “simple” editor.
In that folder there are “app-1.12.2” and “app-1.12.7” both ~300MB in size.

Is that “normal” ?


The Atom installer keeps the current version and at least one older version in case the current version gets corrupted. If you want absolute control over how much disk space Atom takes up, you can use the Zip version but you’ll have to update Atom and do some other setup tasks manually.