I just started having an issue with my idea.config.path on my Windows 7 install running on my 64bit MabookPro under BootCamp. I have been using IDea for several months until most recently when I attempt to launch Idea I get an error prompt saying:
"Config path 'C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.IntelliJIdea11\config' is invalid. If you have modified the 'idea.config.path' property please make sure it is correct, otherwise please reinstall the IDE."
This was after a recent upgrade to Parallels 8 on my OS X partition and a recent install of Visual Studio Express 2012. I noted that VS 2012 created a restore point so I restored from the restore point in an attempt to fix Idea. Prior to the restore I tried to reinstall Idea multiple times and each time I get the error after restarting Idea. I also noted that I couldn't see a "C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.IntelliJIdea11\config" folder after each install and initial run of Idea. I also noted that I could run the 64bit binary just fine but I need the 32bit version in order to run the Django tools which are configured in a 32bit Python environment. I also tried changing the permissions of my systemprofile folder from read-only to writeable but still the .IntelliJIdea11 folder would not show after an install and run. This was all prior to restoring from the restore point. After the restore I noticed my function keys were not properly mapped requireing me to hold the Fn key to type F2. I've since rebooted into OSX and have reinstalled Parallels Tools. That seems to have fixed my function key issue and I now see the .IntelliJIdea11 folder after my latest install, however I still get the error prompt. I am about to try temporarily moving the folder (maybe running the 64bit binary creates a 64bit version of the configs?). I'm asking here for help because I don't know what else to do or how to change my "idea.config.path". (I used to remember the locations of the config folder values but so much has changed since version 6 when I was gung-ho.) Pleae help!