Where are the master keymap files stored?

Out of nowhere, IDEA 8 has started corrupting my keymap file. I found the keymap file (JZ.xml) in the documents directory (Windows) but editing it has no effect. When I run IDEA again the keymap file changes back to its old values.

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By default, they are stored in the directory ~/.IntelliJIdea80/config/keymaps (unless the config directory location was changed in the idea.properties file in the bin directory of the IDEA installation).

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On Windows they are located at:

%appdata%\JetBrains\IntelliJIdea2021.1\keymaps\Windows copy.xml

The path might differ slightly on your system, however (e.g. the version number or the file name [Windows copy.xml]).

Note: Make sure to close IntelliJ/PyCharm/etc before changing the file, otherwise the program will overwrite your new settings.

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