Directories used by the IDE to store settings, caches, plugins and logs

Location of the IDE files depends on the operating system, product and version.

Should you need to change the defaults, refer to this document.


<product> would be one of the following:

  • IntelliJIdea (IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition)
  • IdeaIC (IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition)
  • RubyMine
  • WebIde (PhpStorm versions before 2016.1 and WebStorm before 7.0 use this common directory)
  • PhpStorm (PhpStorm starting from 2016.1 version)
  • WebStorm (WebStorm starting from 7.0 version)
  • PyCharm
  • AppCode
  • CLion
  • DataGrip
  • AndroidStudio
  • Rider
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This document is outdated, settings for 2020.1 are now inside ~/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/<productName><productVersion>

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Hi my intelij idea is not working I have a valid JDK and JRE installed and have a java_home variable the system variables and when I try open idea it says Failed to load jvm if you have a java installation please  define a JAVA_HOME variable. Pls help


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