Is JetBrains planning to support Microsoft Dev Drives?

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Good Day,

I'm reinstalling my Win 11 laptop and got the option to create a “Dev Drive”

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsdeveloper/2023/06/01/dev-drive-performance-security-and-control-for-developers/

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dev-drive/

Opinions/suggestions?

Is this something that JetBrains is going to support?

ATM, I'm always settings exceptions in AVs to get some performance gains.

Regards

Wolfgang

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Margarita Tyumenkova

Hello,

Dev Drive is already supported.

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Good Day,

Sorry for the late response.

Supported like, you can open projects stored on a Dev Drive?

Or supported like, we're taking advantage of a Dev Drive, e.g., by putting caches on a Dev Drive where it makes sense, or guiding users to put their packages onto a Dev Drive, doing some tests, writing an article…

In this context:

Meanwhile, I have set up GO and GoLand to use my Dev Drive, and GoLand stopped complaining about AV.

Regards

Wolfgang

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Hi,

You can already open the project stored on a Dev Drive in our IDE.
Also, we have improved the future 2024.1 version to not suggest Defender exclusions when user using the Dev drive: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-321504/
From our testing, using Dev Drive doesn't bring visible improvements compared to settings exceptions in AVs.

If you want to move the caches on Dev Drive, you could use the guide here (https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/207240985) to change the `idea.system.path` to a Dev Drive for it.
We also have a related feature request here (https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/RIDER-101541/Support-MS-Dev-Drive) for more Dev Drive support.
You could vote for it for updates.
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Thank you for your detailed reply.

I've voted for the feature request, and in the comments I found this article from Maarten Balliauw:

https://blog.maartenballiauw.be/post/2023/11/22/test-driving-windows-11-dev-drive-for-dotnet.html

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Nice find. That article is helpful too!
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