How to install atom?

I am not able to install atom. Currently, how I am using it is - I am putting my computer to sleep and using atom when I downloaded the 1st time. If I close the atom window, I will have to download it again. What could be wrong?

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Hi.

  1. Try to uninstall the one u may have on your computer now.

  2. Download from https://atom.io/

  3. Install and if you get a question about //PATH , make sure to say yes.

Try this and tell us if it worked or not. :wink:

Ivo

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probably you are not downloading properly the atom file. Follow @ivga80 instructions, try to install the "
.exe" file instead of opened.

  • what browser are you using?
  • what windows do you have? (windows 10 version 64 or 32btis?, i think atom only runs on 64bits)
  • you sure your installing atom instead of just executing it?

If you close the atom window and then have to download it again, from my understanding you have not installed properly.
Please feel free to post any question, we are here to help you no matter how crazy the question looks like.

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@ivan80 @thecil

In the earlier instances, I think I missed the point where I needed to run the .exe file as an administrator. This time, I ran the .exe file as an administrator. Atom tried to install, but it came with an installation failed error. It asked me to check the setup log and contact the author.

Attaching the setup log (Could not attach the file, therefore copying and pasting the squirrel setup file here)

I am using Windows 10 64 bit OS and Chrome browser.

Thanks and regards,
Pradeep

2019-03-21 22:09:33> Program: Starting Squirrel Updater: --install .
2019-03-21 22:09:36> Program: Starting install, writing to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:09:39> Program: About to install to: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
2019-03-21 22:09:41> CheckForUpdateImpl: Couldn’t write out staging user ID, this user probably shouldn’t get beta anything: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages.betaId’.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream…ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.StreamWriter.CreateFile(String path, Boolean append, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.StreamWriter…ctor(String path, Boolean append, Encoding encoding, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.File.InternalWriteAllText(String path, String contents, Encoding encoding, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.File.WriteAllText(String path, String contents, Encoding encoding)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.CheckForUpdateImpl.getOrCreateStagedUserId()
2019-03-21 22:09:41> CheckForUpdateImpl: Failed to load local releases, starting from scratch: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\RELEASES’.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream…ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
at Squirrel.Utility.LoadLocalReleases(String localReleaseFile)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.CheckForUpdateImpl.d__2.MoveNext()
2019-03-21 22:09:42> CheckForUpdateImpl: Reading RELEASES file from C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:09:43> CheckForUpdateImpl: First run or local directory is corrupt, starting from scratch
2019-03-21 22:09:55> ApplyReleasesImpl: Writing files to app directory: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:11:27> LogHost: Rigging execution stub for WhatsApp_ExecutionStub.exe to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.exe
2019-03-21 22:12:01> ApplyReleasesImpl: Squirrel Enabled Apps: []
2019-03-21 22:12:01> ApplyReleasesImpl: No apps are marked as Squirrel-aware! Going to run them all
2019-03-21 22:12:01> ApplyReleasesImpl: Starting fixPinnedExecutables
2019-03-21 22:12:01> ApplyReleasesImpl: Examining Pin: File Explorer.lnk
2019-03-21 22:12:01> ApplyReleasesImpl: Examining Pin: Mozilla Firefox.lnk
2019-03-21 22:12:01> ApplyReleasesImpl: Fixing up tray icons
2019-03-21 22:12:02> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t rewrite shim RegKey, most likely no apps are shimmed: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.b__13_0(RegistryView view)
2019-03-21 22:12:02> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t rewrite shim RegKey, most likely no apps are shimmed: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.b__13_0(RegistryView view)
2019-03-21 22:12:02> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: for version 0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:12:02> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: exclude folder app-0.3.2386
eEnd(Task task)
at Squirrel.Update.Program.d__4.MoveNext()
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.ThrowIfExceptional(Boolean includeTaskCanceledExceptions)
at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Wait(Int32 millisecondsTimeout, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Wait()
at Squirrel.Update.Program.executeCommandLine(String[] args)
at Squirrel.Update.Program.main(String[] args)
—> (Inner Exception #0) System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe’.
File name: ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe’
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.File.SetAttributes(String path, FileAttributes fileAttributes)
at Squirrel.Utility.<>c.b__19_0(String file)
at Squirrel.Utility.<>c__DisplayClass12_11.<ForEachAsync>b__1() at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke() at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at Squirrel.Utility.<>c__DisplayClass13_01.<b__1>d.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Squirrel.Utility.d__19.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Squirrel.Utility.d__42.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ValidateEnd(Task task)
at Squirrel.Update.Program.d__4.MoveNext()<—

()<—

2019-03-21 22:16:40> Program: Starting Squirrel Updater: --install .
2019-03-21 22:16:40> Program: Starting install, writing to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:16:40> Program: About to install to: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
2019-03-21 22:16:40> Program: Install path C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp already exists, burning it to the ground
2019-03-21 22:16:42> CheckForUpdateImpl: Couldn’t write out staging user ID, this user probably shouldn’t get beta anything: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages.betaId’.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream…ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.StreamWriter.CreateFile(String path, Boolean append, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.StreamWriter…ctor(String path, Boolean append, Encoding encoding, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.File.InternalWriteAllText(String path, String contents, Encoding encoding, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.File.WriteAllText(String path, String contents, Encoding encoding)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.CheckForUpdateImpl.getOrCreateStagedUserId()
2019-03-21 22:16:42> CheckForUpdateImpl: Failed to load local releases, starting from scratch: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\RELEASES’.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream…ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
at Squirrel.Utility.LoadLocalReleases(String localReleaseFile)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.CheckForUpdateImpl.d__2.MoveNext()
2019-03-21 22:16:42> CheckForUpdateImpl: Reading RELEASES file from C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:16:42> CheckForUpdateImpl: First run or local directory is corrupt, starting from scratch
2019-03-21 22:16:46> ApplyReleasesImpl: Writing files to app directory: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:17:13> LogHost: Rigging execution stub for WhatsApp_ExecutionStub.exe to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.exe
2019-03-21 22:17:20> ApplyReleasesImpl: Squirrel Enabled Apps: [C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386\WhatsApp.exe]
2019-03-21 22:17:37> ApplyReleasesImpl: Starting fixPinnedExecutables
2019-03-21 22:17:37> ApplyReleasesImpl: Examining Pin: File Explorer.lnk
2019-03-21 22:17:37> ApplyReleasesImpl: Examining Pin: Mozilla Firefox.lnk
2019-03-21 22:17:37> ApplyReleasesImpl: Fixing up tray icons
2019-03-21 22:17:38> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t rewrite shim RegKey, most likely no apps are shimmed: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.b__13_0(RegistryView view)
2019-03-21 22:17:38> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t rewrite shim RegKey, most likely no apps are shimmed: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.b__13_0(RegistryView view)
2019-03-21 22:17:38> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: for version 0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:17:38> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: exclude folder app-0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:18:12> Program: Starting Squirrel Updater: --install .
2019-03-21 22:18:12> Program: Starting install, writing to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:18:12> Program: About to install to: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
2019-03-21 22:18:12> Program: Install path C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp already exists, burning it to the ground
2019-03-21 22:18:14> CheckForUpdateImpl: Couldn’t write out staging user ID, this user probably shouldn’t get beta anything: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages.betaId’.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream…ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.StreamWriter.CreateFile(String path, Boolean append, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.StreamWriter…ctor(String path, Boolean append, Encoding encoding, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.File.InternalWriteAllText(String path, String contents, Encoding encoding, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.File.WriteAllText(String path, String contents, Encoding encoding)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.CheckForUpdateImpl.getOrCreateStagedUserId()
2019-03-21 22:18:14> CheckForUpdateImpl: Failed to load local releases, starting from scratch: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\RELEASES’.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream…ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
at Squirrel.Utility.LoadLocalReleases(String localReleaseFile)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.CheckForUpdateImpl.d__2.MoveNext()
2019-03-21 22:18:14> CheckForUpdateImpl: Reading RELEASES file from C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:18:14> CheckForUpdateImpl: First run or local directory is corrupt, starting from scratch
2019-03-21 22:18:17> ApplyReleasesImpl: Writing files to app directory: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:18:32> LogHost: Rigging execution stub for WhatsApp_ExecutionStub.exe to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.exe
2019-03-21 22:18:47> ApplyReleasesImpl: Squirrel Enabled Apps: [C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386\WhatsApp.exe]
2019-03-21 22:19:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t run Squirrel hook, continuing: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386\WhatsApp.exe: System.OperationCanceledException: The operation was canceled.
at System.Threading.CancellationToken.ThrowOperationCanceledException()
at Squirrel.Utility.<>c__DisplayClass11_0.b__0()
at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Squirrel.Utility.d__11.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.<>c__DisplayClass10_0.<b__0>d.MoveNext()
2019-03-21 22:19:06> ApplyReleasesImpl: Starting fixPinnedExecutables
2019-03-21 22:19:06> ApplyReleasesImpl: Examining Pin: File Explorer.lnk
2019-03-21 22:19:07> ApplyReleasesImpl: Examining Pin: Mozilla Firefox.lnk
2019-03-21 22:19:07> ApplyReleasesImpl: Fixing up tray icons
2019-03-21 22:19:08> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t rewrite shim RegKey, most likely no apps are shimmed: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.b__13_0(RegistryView view)
2019-03-21 22:19:08> ApplyReleasesImpl: Couldn’t rewrite shim RegKey, most likely no apps are shimmed: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.b__13_0(RegistryView view)
2019-03-21 22:19:09> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: for version 0.3.2386
2019-03-21 22:19:09> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: exclude folder app-0.3.2386

@simplyprado, ok, please use the “preformatted text” option to encapsulate that error in a better view.

im preformatted textbox...
  1. which folder you use to download the install file?
  2. you sure the download file is correct? im pretty sure u should not open the installer has admin, he should ask your admin permission some point in the installation
  3. Are you selecting any “whatsapp” feature? or the installer file is located on a whatsapp folder?
2019-03-21 22:09:33> Program: Starting Squirrel Updater: --install .
2019-03-21 22:09:36> Program: Starting install, writing to C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
2019-03-21 22:09:39> Program: About to install to: C:\Users\simpl\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
  1. try to copy or move the file to desktop or documents folder, do not executed has admin, im pretty sure it should ask you in the process.

  2. If still failing, can try to download the atom installer again (fresh new download file), and try to install.

  3. If not working, might wanna look on SublimeText Editor, same has atom but old in some feature, still a decent tool like atom.

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@ivga80 @thecil

I restarted my laptop and then ran the .exe file as administrator. This time the installation happened successfully. Therefore, atom installation is successful.

Thanks and regards,
Pradeep

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Can I ask one question?
Why is the date on your pc 2019-03-21? :thinking:

Glad we could help…

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@ivga80

I have no idea. On my windows, the time is correct.
Thanks for noticing it though

I am also having issues installing atom. I have read through this thread and I still haven’t been successful.
I am running Windows 7 Professional - 64bit
And I’m using Chrome as my browser

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Does anyone know if I can install an alternative to atom and still follow the learning modules on the academy?

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Yes. Atom is just an editor. You may use any editor of your choice. Even a notepad or wordpad can be used as an editor. We use editors like Atom for convenience only, as they have more features suitable for developers.

@ivga80 Will help you with installation

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If you guys have issues with atom, you can also use sublime Text or any other text editor of your choice

https://www.sublimetext.com/3

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