file locations on windows XP

All,

I just installed intellij 11 and trying to set the locations of the config and system files to a different directory. With version 10 it was updating the idea.properties in the bin folder and your done.

Now in 11 it does not seem to work any more. the files keep apperearing in my {home} directory. Are there any other locations this settings is read from?

Running windows XP (yeah i know its old but thats what the boss gives me ;-()

Pieter

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Hi Peter,

Yes, config location is defined at the 'idea.properties' and just defaults to the user home.

Denis

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I know but it does not work?

any suggestions?

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How have you concluded that the values from the idea.properties were not preserved?

Denis

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For now thats my conclusion. Will try some more but yes the properties are not preserverd

Pieter

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So, what happens if you define custom properties, rename the existing ~/$IDEA_HOME and start the IDE? Is the new config folder created at the home directory?

How did you get v.11? Complete new installation of via the update system?

Try to start the IDE not via *.exe but *.cmd.

Denis

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Note that in IDEA 11 these properties in idea.properties file are commented by default. Make sure that you have removed '#' symbol from corresponding
lines to uncomment them.

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Nikolay Chashnikov
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Am i that blind....

it appears that i am. Removed them from comments and you know what it works. I completely missed that.

Pieter

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I'm not an complete idiot, some parts are still missing

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