Default installation directory on Windows

When I install the beta versions of IDEA 4.0, as well as the released
version of 3.0.5, it sets the default installation directory to
C:\Intellij-IDEA-*. The Windows standard is to install an application in a
sub folder in %ProgramFiles% (at least on NT based Windows). Would it be
possible to change this for IDEA 4.0?

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mvh Mathias


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I think there is a problem with having spaces in the directory name.

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Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer


"Mathias Axelsson" <matax@algonet.se> wrote in message
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When I install the beta versions of IDEA 4.0, as well as the released
version of 3.0.5, it sets the default installation directory to
C:\Intellij-IDEA-*. The Windows standard is to install an application in a
sub folder in %ProgramFiles% (at least on NT based Windows). Would it be
possible to change this for IDEA 4.0?

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mvh Mathias

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"Norris Shelton" <nshelton@appriss.com> wrote in message
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I think there is a problem with having spaces in the directory name.


I've changed the installation directory to C:\Program Files\IntelliJ-IDEA-*
for all the beta versions of 4.0 that I've tried (since early December or
so), and I haven't had any problems running IDEA. There might be things I've
not used that will have problems with spaces in the path though, but so far
it looks good :).

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mvh Mathias


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When I install the beta versions of IDEA 4.0, as well
as the released
version of 3.0.5, it sets the default installation
directory to
C:\Intellij-IDEA-*. The Windows standard is to
install an application in a
sub folder in %ProgramFiles% (at least on NT based
Windows). Would it be
possible to change this for IDEA 4.0?

I, too, have always found the Idea's default Windows directory an irritation. I always install to c:\Program Files\IntelliJ\Idea which seems to me to be the logical place for it to go to.

I can't honestly believe the Idea development team, with their track record, have problems with spaces in a filename.

Vince.

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