Writing temp files to dir other than user dir

Idea writes profile information to a sub directory within the user home directory. Is there a way to tell idea to write to a different directory?

My company has some really stupid restrictions on my computer that I don't really want to get into. I'd like to try to find a way around them. I need to minimize the amount of data in my user directory.

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So you also get that Windows message flashing up every two minutes, telling you that you have exceeded your profile storage space .... :)

Annoying isn't it?

If you go into the IDEA bin directory, there is a file called idea.properties]]>

Look for these lines:
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Change the ${user.home} to somewhere else on your hard drive.

Would be nice if this could be set changed from the setup somewhere

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I would have rather gotten the message. Apparently if we have a limit on the storage, its pretty big. Between Idea's cache, a windows temp directory and some other application data, I had about a half of a gig of stuff in there... which re-cppied down to my machine each time I logged in.... from our servers in South America! I would have loved to have some sort of warning!

Thanks for the tip... that should speed up my login times by at least 10 minutes!

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That sounds like a nightmare of a setup ... :(

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