today I found out that a lot of disk space is used by …/Users/…/Local/atom (~4GB).
I have some plugins installed but not that much so I looked it up and found several folders
like app-1.18.0 with version numbers of past versions. Now i thought ok, older versions which can probably safely be
deleted. So I tried removing the older ones which in some way rendered me unable to start atom from the remaining
1.19.6 version. So I used the backed up files to restore the initial state. Still not able to start Atom via …/Users/…/Local/atom/Atom.exe. Atom remained startable via powershell though which i found out started version 1.19.5; which then automatically updated to 1.19.6 again. After that Atom was startable as usual.
First thing: how is this behaviour explainable?
Second and more important: is there any significant part of those 4GB which can be safely deleted?
I really like my Atom but I can’t believe those 4 Gig are really needed to keep it running.
If any further information is needed I will try to provide it.