IDEA portable?

Hi,
i hope such kind of question is not so stupid :)
But what about portable Idea? It would be great if you can just copy the installed Idea to a flash stick and run on another PC directly from the stick :)

Regards
Bobby

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Not a stupid idea, but a fairly tricky one. Basically, IDEA exists in three places, outside of your projects. The application directory itself, your personal config directory, your personal system directory. The first is read-only, and the third can just be regenerated on any new system (with a non-trivial performance hit), but the config directory is very much read-write, so much so that putting it on flash is probably a Very Bad IDEA. Now I have burned IDEA installs onto CD, but always copied them manually to hard-drive before running. Not too onerous, really.

--Dave Griffith

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Hello bobybc,

i hope such kind of question is not so stupid :)
But what about portable Idea? It would be great if you can just copy
the installed Idea to a flash stick and run on another PC directly
from the stick :)


You can do this very easily. Just copy your IntelliJ IDEA installation to
a flash drive, copy your .IntelliJIDEA70 folder also there and edit idea.properties
to specify the location of the system and config folders (or maybe only config
- you'll need quite a large and fast flash drive to work with system folder
on flash).

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Although this is an old thread, I did a short tutorial on how to make IntelliJ IDEA portable. So if you're still interested, this is one way to do it :)

http://leolabs.org/blog/making-intellij-portable/

I hope you like it as this is my first article in English.

Regards
leolabs

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Danke :)

Ich hoffe, ich kann mit diesem kleinen Tutorial ein bisschen zu der Community beitragen.

Viele Grüße
leolabs

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Ja, genau. Wir immer würdigen das.

Denis

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Hello all! 

I realize this is an old post, but I was wondering if roughly the same could be done with Clion?

Please please please???

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yes, it works exactly the same way.

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