IDE won't start for bad class file in plugin

I attempted to install a Mercurial VCS plugin into Intellij8.  Now the IDE won't start, throwing the exception described in the attached file.  I have searched for where this plugin file is installed so I can remove it, but to no avail.  The IDE is so badly crippled that I can neither edit source files or open Preferences to remove the plugin.  The plugin was installed from Preferences originally.

How can I repair this situation?  I have tried uninstalling the IDE and reinstalling, but somehow bits are left behind in the uninstall that are retained in a reinstall, preserving the problem.

Thanks.



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mercurial.log
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You should find the plugin in ${user.home}/.IntelliJIdea80/config/plugins

There you should find a mercurialPlugin that you can safely delete (and reinstall later on if you want)

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Thanks.

Apparently I have no such config directrory:

$ ls -al ~/.IntelliJIdea80/
total 0

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