Update manual install of atom


#1

Hello all I had to install atom manually because at work there is a group policy on the appdata folder. I was able to get the zip file moved to a programs folder. I extracted all files but now I need to update it what is the best way to go about that?


#2

The installer stores Atom in the appdata folder so that it can autoupdate things. Since you can’t store it in the appdata folder, I suspect you’ll have to manually update it.


#3

How do I go about doing that? Do I just download the latest zip folder and then unzip it to the atom folder?


#4

Yes, that would be my recommendation.


#5

That doesn’t work for me it doesn’t update the version number of atom. also thank you for being active on the forums and helping me out.


#6
  • Are all copies of Atom closed when you unzip to the folder?
  • Have you tried just wiping out the folder, creating it again and unzipping to it?

#7

Doing a fresh install worked I was worried it would remove all my packages, but looking now it keeps those in a separate place


#8

I’m glad this is working for you now. Thanks for the update!