IDEA portable? Follow
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 :)
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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.
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
"Develop with Pleasure!"
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 :)
I hope you like it as this is my first article in English.
Herzlich willkommen :)
Ich hoffe, ich kann mit diesem kleinen Tutorial ein bisschen zu der Community beitragen.
Ja, genau. Wir immer würdigen das.
I realize this is an old post, but I was wondering if roughly the same could be done with Clion?
Please please please???
yes, it works exactly the same way.
you can try https://portapps.io/app/intellij-idea-community-portable/