Import settings from 5 to 7 fails

I am upgrading from version 5.1 to version 7.0.3, and I am trying to import my settings. I used File --> Import Settings...and locate the old .IntelliJIdea50/config folder, but Idea 7 complains that it cannot find .IntelliJIdea50/config/settings.jar. I don't believe that version 5 contains such a jar.

How can I import my settings from version 5.1 to version 7.0.3?

Thanks!

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Hello Charles,

I believe the import settings functionality relies on "exported settings"
(File/Export Settings) which are packaged inside a jar file. You might try
to export them from version 5 and import them in 7.

There's also an import settings option one has available when starting IDEA
the first time after installation (which, I think, will read the unpackaged
settings), but I don't know how you can trigger that again (short of deleting
your config dir for IDEA 7).

HTH,
Andrei

CH> I am upgrading from version 5.1 to version 7.0.3, and I am trying to
CH> import my settings. I used File --> Import Settings...and locate
CH> the old .IntelliJIdea50/config folder, but Idea 7 complains that it
CH> cannot find .IntelliJIdea50/config/settings.jar. I don't believe
CH> that version 5 contains such a jar.
CH>
CH> How can I import my settings from version 5.1 to version 7.0.3?
CH>
CH> Thanks!
CH>


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Brilliant, thanks much!

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