Unable to install


Ive downloaded it many times but each time I try to install. It gives error
"Installation has failed. Failed to extract installer."

I manually tried to extract the installer using 7-zip and it successfully extracted.
Is there any other way to install?


Could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • Where did you download Atom from?
  • What OS and version are you running?


I am using
Windows 8.1 x64
I downloaded the latest versiopn from https://atom.io/


@mark_hahn Any ideas?


What file are you downloading? The normal installer is a .exe file you download from the http://atom.io home page.

From what file?


I downloaded the .exe file from atom.io homepage
That .exe file can be extracted by using 7zip.
The contents of the extracted folder are :



This seems similar to an issue on atom/atom. https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/4583

Check this out and if it doesn’t help then please submit a new issue there. Please post a link to the issue here for our reference.