Unable to save documents - Error: undefined



I’ve just started using Atom as a possible replacement for jEdit.

I am unable to save documents, i get “Error: undefined”. I’ve tried to move Atom to C:\program files instead of %appdata% and I’ve tried to save it multiple locations including the desktop. The only package I’ve installed is remote-ftp.

Atom 1.23.3 x64
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 16299)



I’ve never seen this error before. What happens if you start Atom in safe mode by opening the command line and using the command atom --safe?

Did you do this before the errors started showing up? If not, I would suggest undoing whatever you’ve done so that you can troubleshoot with a standard installation.


Thanks for the reply.

I moved it to Program Files after it didn’t work to run it from &appdata%. I re-installed it now, but almost same error. Now it says the following “File not found. Check the file name and try again.”. I’ve tried different names, different locations and different file formats. Same behavior in safe mode.


Are you able to save files that already exist on disk? So far both of the examples you’ve presented have involved saving new files.


I don’t get an error message by saving (either using ctrl+s or closing the tab and selecting save), but it doesn’t actually save the changes.


I haven’t seen anything like this before and thus have no insight. 1.24.0 just released today, so you should see if it works after updating. If that doesn’t work, you can download the beta version and set it up as a portable installation and see if that works.