Uninstalled Atom, now can't reinstall


#1

I’m having trouble understanding why Atom is persisting to show in some programs that allow me to uninstall programs (CCleaner, etc…) Although I’ve uninstalled it. When I try to actually install it again, I get an error. There’s a lot of mentions of Squirrel in the error log, which I’m unfamiliar with. This is on a Windows machine, and I do know some security software has been trying to block Squirrel files from downloading, although I’ve been allowing it. Anyone experience something similar? Anyone know what the story might be?


#2

Atom’s uninstall leaves a lot of stuff behind.

I have to temporarily disable Mcafee to install.
If that is not the problem, you can try to delete your tmp directory and/or AppData\Local\atom in your home directory.

You could also try deleting .atom in you home directory, but that is where your settings and installed packages reside.so you will lose them.