IntelliJ 10.5.2 install oops

I installed 10.5.2.  All seemed to be working fine. I had started and
exited several times.  So I uninstalled 10.5.  Then 10.5.2 lost all
its settings.  Ouch!

I gather in the uninstall you are not supposed to drop any settings or
home directory? Please correct the uninstall to make that clear.

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Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith (born: 1908-10-15 died: 2006-04-29 at age: 97)

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Hello Roedy,

There's a checkbox in the uninstaller asking whether you want to delete the
settings, which is unchecked by default.

I installed 10.5.2.  All seemed to be working fine. I had started and
exited several times.  So I uninstalled 10.5.  Then 10.5.2 lost all
its settings.  Ouch!

I gather in the uninstall you are not supposed to drop any settings or
home directory? Please correct the uninstall to make that clear.


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


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On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:18:35 +0000 (UTC), Dmitry Jemerov
<yole@jetbrains.com> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who
said :

>There's a checkbox in the uninstaller asking whether you want to delete the
>settings, which is unchecked by default.

The wording is ambiguous.  I was uninstalling 10.5.  I naturally
presumed it was referring to the settings for 10.5 not 10.52.

There should not even be an option for wrecking 10.52. This wasted a
day of my time.
--
Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
http://mindprod.com
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith (born: 1908-10-15 died: 2006-04-29 at age: 97)

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maybe installing idea server plugin can save you these kind of troubles:

http://plugins.intellij.net/plugin/?idea&id=4560

cheers

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