One of the installer screens looks like this:
You can import your settings from the previous version
of IntelliJ IDEA
( ) I do not have a previous version of IntelliJ IDEA
or I do not want to import my settings
( ) I want to import my settings
Select location of previous version of IntelliJ IDEA
What settings is this screen talking about? The settings that I
previously told IDEA that I want to store in my home directory? Or are
there other settings in the IDEA directory?
If it's the files in my home directory, why is the installer asking me
for the IDEA directory? Is it just an easy way for the installer to find
out where my settings are stored?
I bring it up because the latest installer (922) cannot find my settings
when I tell it to look in 915's directory. (It says "Unable to detect
location of 'config' directory from
However, it can find my settings when I tell it to look in 896's
directory. I chose that but I hope it's not using 896's settings,
because I've changed things since using 915.