You can simply delete the whole configuration folder ${user.home}/.IntelliJIdea60/config while IntelliJ IDEA is not running. On next restart everything is restored from the default settings.


How do I reset IntelliJ for osx?

$ ls ~/.IntelliJ*
ls: /Users/apple/.IntelliJ*: No such file or directory



Well, the original post is nine years old, there have been minor changes since then... :)

The new location is ~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdeaXX

Be aware that the Library folder may be hidden in the finder.

For more information take a look here: https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544519-Directories-used-by-the-IDE-to-store-settings-caches-plugins-and-logs


Sometimes that 9 year old post is one of the top hits on google.
Thank you, your suggestion worked ... I simply shutdown IntelliJ, and then did the following:

$ rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/IntelliJIdea15
$ rm -rf 

And that reset IntelliJ to where I wanted it ... i did have to re-enter my license activation code, but that was expected.
How do I mark your answer as the solution?




I think the routes are again different.

These commands worked for me.

rm -rf  ~/Library/Preferences/IdeaIC2017.2/

rm -rf  ~/Library/Caches/IdeaIC2017.2/


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