WebStorm.exe or WebStorm64.exe on a 64bit windows

I noticed that when you install WebStorm (I think it happens to any other JetBrains software), it creates a shortcut for WebStorm.exe, instead of WebStorm64.exe, even if the machine is running a 64bit windows.
Is this on purpose?
Is there any benefit in WebStorm.exe over its 64bit sibbling, or some sort of advice to only use WebStorm64.exe on some certain conditions?

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Yes, this is on purpose. WebStoms comes with 32-bit JDK bundled with it, and you need running WebStorm.exe to run with 32-bit JDK. WebStorm64.exe is supposed to be used for running with 64-bit JDK. Running under 32-bit JVM is recommended unless you need very high heap for large projects.
To run in 64-bit mode just install 64-bit JDK 1.8, WebStorm should find and use it automatically when running WebStorm64.exe.

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Thanks for the quick response!


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In my environment this is not working... it always runs the 32 bit

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it can't happen... WebStorm64.exe is 64-bit application, it would fail on attempt to run 32-bit JDK

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What are you talking about?

I was talking about the response:

"Yes, this is on purpose. WebStoms comes with 32-bit JDK bundled with it, and you need running WebStorm.exe to run with 32-bit JDK. WebStorm64.exe is supposed to be used for running with 64-bit JDK. Running under 32-bit JVM is recommended unless you need very high heap for large projects.
To run in 64-bit mode just install 64-bit JDK 1.8, WebStorm should find and use it automatically when running WebStorm64.exe."

The ONLY WAY webstorm 64 bit runs is when i deliberately use the 64 bit binary directly. Even though having only the Java 8 SDK 64 bit installed in my system, webstorm NEVER FINDS IT (yes, i also have the JAVA_HOME defined)

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>The ONLY WAY webstorm 64 bit runs is when i deliberately use the 64 bit binary directly. 

Please can you explain what you mean?

 

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