How to uninstall Atom text editor on Windows?

I installed the text editor Atom for Windows with the installer package (blog post with details). Note that I did not use the old way of installing, with Chocolatey.

When I wanted to uninstall, I didn't see any uninstall program. When I went to the "Remove programs" window, the uninstall option was invalid.

How to uninstall Atom text editor on Windows?

How can I uninstall it?

I found the same question for Linux, but so far no details for Windows.

-------------Problems Reply------------

You have to remove some folders and then Atom should be removed from your computer:

Delete these folders:

C:\Users\User Name\.atom
C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\atom

And this shortcut file:

C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\GitHub, Inc\Atom


To remove the PATH entry, Windows key, "Edit the System Environment Variables" and select "Environment Variables..." button on the bottom right

How to uninstall Atom text editor on Windows?

Highlight "PATH" on the top end hit "Edit..."

How to uninstall Atom text editor on Windows?

Then remove this entry:

C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\atom\bin

and click OK.

How to uninstall Atom text editor on Windows?



"Advanced users" may want to clean their registry, and in particular these elements:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.apmrc
HKCR\*\shell\Atom
HKCR\directory\shell\Atom

Category:windows Views:129 Time:2017-12-16

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