Unable to permanently remove project folder


#1

Hey there,

I only installed Atom last week, and ever since I launched the app for the very first time, it will open the folder /System/Library/Automator/Save Images from Web Content.action/Contents/Resources/pt.lproj in the side bar as a project folder on startup.

I have no clue where this comes from, since I never opened this folder or any file therein explicitly.

I googled and found I could delete the contents of ~/.atom/storage, so that’s what I did, and it worked temporarily. But after a couple of restarts, the very same folder reappears in the side bar.

Looking at application.json, there is indeed an entry

[{"initialPaths":["/System/Library/Automator/Save Images from Web Content.action/Contents/Resources/pt.lproj"]}]

It would be interesting to know why Atom keeps re-adding this folder to the initialPaths and how it can be permanently prevented from doing so.

It’s Atom 1.0.2 on OS X 10.10.4. I have not installed any additional packages. The only thing I changed was switching to the Solarized Light syntax theme as far as I remember.

I am not sure if this qualifies for an issue report, since I seem to be the only one affected by this, so I thought I post this here.

Thanks!

Peace,
Ralph


#2

You must be doing something to add that path in that way, especially if it didn’t come back right away. How are you launching Atom?


#3

I launch Atom the typical OS X way, by double clicking on the Atom.app bundle.


#4

Where is the Atom.app bundle installed? Do you click it on the Dock? Or launch it from Spotlight? (Both of which are also “typical OS X ways”.)


#5

Yes, I have added it to the dock. But whether I start it by clicking the dock icon or by double-clicking it directly in Finder does not make a difference.

It’s installed in /Applications.

It might be relevant that I do my daily work under a non-admin account (i.e. I moved the app bundle to /Applications as an admin but launch Atom as a non-admin user).