Hi. Just installed Atom based on a recommendation on Node-Red google forum. Using Windows 7 Prof (sad I know!) and under my User account - had to enter Admin pswd. Got off to a bad start when the install didn’t give me an installation folder option and installed 400 MB base install - I try valiantly to keep my C: drive a reasonable size and unfragmented.
I moved the atom folder to F:\ (where all my apps go) and started Atom OK. Installed packages and chose theme and then noticed the packages were being installed to C:\Users…
As per manual I moved the .atom folder to F:\ but when I restarted Atom reverts to reinstalling the C:\Users folders. Manual says there should be no ATOM_HOME environment variable. Went to System\System Properties\Environment Variables but could no see ATOM_HOME environment variable. Then saw Windows was showing Admins user variables. I can only presume that ATOM_HOME is in the User users variables but at a loss how to check that and edit those.
Help much appreciated for moving Atom under Windows 7. Not keen on using the other recommended editor: Microsoft Visual Studio Code!!!