How to keep file "local history" when upgrading from v.7.0 to v.8.0

Hi,
I'd like to upgrade to the new 8.0 release of Intellij and be able to either import or keep my file history intact. The history feature is one that I regularly use and don't want to lose this information.
Thanks in advance for any help or how-to info.

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Hello Taylor,

I'd like to upgrade to the new 8.0 release of Intellij and be able to
either import or keep my file history intact. The history feature is
one that I regularly use and don't want to lose this information.

Thanks in advance for any help or how-to info.


After installing IDEA 8 and before running it for the first time, you can
edit idea.properties and change idea.system.path to the path of the system
directory of IDEA 7. In this case the local history should be preserved -
we didn't change its format in the new release.

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


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Then presumably one could also copy the version 7 system directory to version 8's default location, thus allowing version 8.0 to start with a mirror of the version 7.0 state but to evolve independently thereafter?

RRS

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Taylor,

Unfortunately our internal storage system has been reworked and optimized and, therefore, is incompatible with the previous one, which had been used in the IDEA 7.0.x. This means that Local History won't be kept after upgrading.

Thanks,
Anton Makeev

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