Location of caches and config (.IntelliJIdea folder)

How can we change the location of the .IntelliJIdea folder? There has to be a way of doing that since I don't want my user folder to be full of cached data (I want that on another drive).

In the previous version this could be specified during installation, but not in the newer version. I also don't see anywhere to specify this in idea.bat and idea.lax doesn't exist anymore.....

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Look at the file: <IDEA-installation>/bin/idea.properties.
That should have what you need.

Vince.


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Check out %IDEA%\bin\idea.properties

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Maxim Shafirov
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"Develop with pleasure!"

How can we change the location of the .IntelliJIdea folder? There has
to be a way of doing that since I don't want my user folder to be full
of cached data (I want that on another drive).

In the previous version this could be specified during installation,
but not in the newer version. I also don't see anywhere to specify
this in idea.bat and idea.lax doesn't exist anymore.....



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Cool, that was exactly what I was looking for and it works perfect.

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Maxim

Check out %IDEA%\bin\idea.properties

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This question comes back every few weeks.
It would be easier to just display the info in the about dialog:

"About IDEA" dialog: display all the configurable paths (plugins,
etc) and options (memory, ..)
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEABKL-1592


Alain

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Yes, probably. Is 'About IDEA' dialog indeed the place people will look into
for this kind of stuff?
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Maxim Shafirov
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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Add it to Settings-General. Seriously.

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Not that bad... Those will be effective on restart only though.

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Maxim Shafirov
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

Add it to Settings-General. Seriously.



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Is 'About IDEA' dialog indeed the place people will look into for this
kind of stuff?




Yes, it's the right place: today, we already go there to check technical
info like:
- the build number
- the jdk version
- the license owner

So, it's the right place to add more technical info.


>Add it to Settings-General. Seriously.

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That's strange. 'Settings' is a place where the user tells IDEA what he
wants, and not where he queries IDEA for some info.
By analogy, if you were to display projects statistics, would you rather
offer it through a top-level menu, ("about this project", or View.Stats)
, or would you force the reach for the project settings?



Alain

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I'm not talking about viewing the idea.properties, but to be able to update them. And settings-general is where I would expect to do that.

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Pal Hoye wrote:

>I'm not talking about viewing the idea.properties, but to be able to update them. And settings-general is where I would expect to do that.

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You're right, it's a different request. My mistake;

Alain

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