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A guide to uninstall Atom from your PC

You can find below details on how to remove Atom for Windows. It was created for Windows by GitHub Inc.. You can find out more on GitHub Inc. or check for application updates here. The application is usually placed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom directory. Take into account that this location can vary being determined by the user's choice. You can remove Atom by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\Update.exe. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file occupies 1.63 MB (1709056 bytes) on disk and is named squirrel.exe.

The executables below are part of Atom. They take an average of 142.28 MB (149188128 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (1.63 MB)
  • atom.exe (54.90 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.63 MB)
  • node.exe (11.26 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (311.26 KB)
  • atom.exe (59.35 MB)
  • node.exe (11.27 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (315.00 KB)
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The current page applies to Atom version 1.12.1 alone. Click on the links below for other Atom versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling Atom we advise you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders that were left behind:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Atom

The files below were left behind on your disk by Atom when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\cached-run-in-this-context\build\Release\cached-run-in-this-context.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\ctags\build\Release\ctags.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\git-utils\build\Release\git.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\keyboard-layout\build\Release\keyboard-layout-manager.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\marker-index\build\Release\marker_index.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\nslog\build\Release\nslog.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\oniguruma\build\Release\onig_scanner.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\pathwatcher\build\Release\pathwatcher.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\runas\build\Release\runas.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\scrollbar-style\build\Release\scrollbar-style-observer.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\binding.sln
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\hunspell.vcxproj
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\Release\hunspell.lib
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\Release\spellchecker.exp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\Release\spellchecker.lib
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\Release\spellchecker.map
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\Release\spellchecker.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\spellchecker.vcxproj
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\lib\spellchecker.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\LICENSE.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\vendor\hunspell_dictionaries\en_US.aff
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\vendor\hunspell_dictionaries\en_US.dic
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\vendor\hunspell_dictionaries\README.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\symbols-view\lib\ctags-config
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\symbols-view\vendor\ctags-darwin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\symbols-view\vendor\ctags-linux
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\symbols-view\vendor\ctags-win32.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\text-buffer\node_modules\pathwatcher\build\Release\pathwatcher.node
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app.asar.unpacked\resources\atom.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dashdash\node_modules\assert-plus\assert.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dashdash\node_modules\assert-plus\AUTHORS
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dashdash\node_modules\assert-plus\CHANGES.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dashdash\node_modules\assert-plus\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dashdash\node_modules\assert-plus\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\bower.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\browser.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\component.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\debug.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\History.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\Makefile
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\node.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debug\Readme.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debuglog\debuglog.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debuglog\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debuglog\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\debuglog\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decamelize\index.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decamelize\license
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decamelize\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decamelize\readme.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\bin\decompress-zip
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\changelog.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\lib\decompress-zip.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\lib\extractors.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\lib\file-details.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\lib\signatures.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\lib\structures.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\node_modules\q\CHANGES.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\node_modules\q\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\node_modules\q\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\node_modules\q\q.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\node_modules\q\queue.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\node_modules\q\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\decompress-zip\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\defaults\index.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\defaults\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\defaults\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\defaults\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\defaults\test.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delayed-stream\lib\delayed_stream.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delayed-stream\License
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delayed-stream\Makefile
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delayed-stream\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delayed-stream\Readme.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delayed-stream\test\integration\_._
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\History.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\index.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\License
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\Makefile
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\Readme.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\delegates\test\_._
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dezalgo\dezalgo.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dezalgo\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dezalgo\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dezalgo\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\dezalgo\test\_._
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\index.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\lib\ec.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\lib\LICENSE-jsbn
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\lib\sec.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\package.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\README.md
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\ecc-jsbn\test.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.12.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\editor\example\_._

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/atom+xml
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\atom


A way to delete Atom with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Atom is a program marketed by GitHub Inc.. Frequently, users choose to erase this application. This can be difficult because uninstalling this by hand takes some experience regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY manner to erase Atom is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows computer.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Atom or simply activate the Search field and type in "Atom". If it is installed on your PC the Atom program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Atom in the list of programs, some information about the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about Atom, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Atom.
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8. After uninstalling Atom, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Atom that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Atom using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.



Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Atom by GitHub Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that Atom by GitHub Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Atom in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-11-12 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-11-11 23:37:21.707