Normally I hate when people preface their posts like this, but I am worried the replies will overestimate my knowledge regarding this type of stuff so keep the replies in simpleton terms please.
Anyways, I am following along in the “Installing Atom: Portable Mode” section of the flight manual. I want to have Atom on my flash drive and be able to edit my files on any computer I plug the flash drive into.
So I unzip the file:
Looking through, I can’t find the atom.exe file. Where is it located? The next step requires its location is known. Without knowing it I
a. don’t know which dir to place the .atom dir alongside
b. can’t boot up the software
Also, as a side note, the bottom of the flight manual section says, “Portable mode installations will not automatically update.” Does this mean I will have to click update to update them instead of them doing the updates on their own, or does this mean I will have to manually uninstall the old version of the install and reinstall the new one?
So I tried this post:
The first, “here” link ended up being the same as the non-beta, official one, so I ditched that. Then, I clicked the second .zip.
This is going to take a long time:
downloading 44,000 items.
Anyways, that must be wrong, it can’t be that much bigger than the other portable downloads I’ve tried
Of course, if the official one on the flight manual works I’d prefer to use that, but I may not be able to get picky.
(In other words, I care mostly about the first question regarding the location of the atom.exe file in the zip from the flight manual. I’d rather use that official one than this giant beta one I found).
Thanks for any help any of you can provide