How to change IDE Settings directory default location?

How do I change the IntelliJ IDEA's IDE Settings directory location?

(The reason is my client's corporate network policy set up causes all files in the home location to be synchronized every time I log in and out, thereby consuming a lot of time. I need to move the IDE's folder to another location. Please help!)

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This information is stored in ${idea installation directory}/bin/idea.properties.

You can change idea.config.path, idea.system.path, and idea.plugins.path in there. You'll have to redo those changes if you install new EAP versions (as they don't overwrite the previous installation).

Hope that helps!

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