Windows Version: WebIDE Should Adhere To Microsoft Standards On File Locations

After installing WebIDE I noticed that it saves configuration files at locations where they don't belong according to Microsoft standards.

This makes it unnecessarily hard to backup critical files.

Following locations seem inappropriate to me:

  1. C:\Users\{UserName}\.WebIde10  should read  %APPDATA%\WebIde10
  2. C:\Users\{UserName}\WebideProjects  should read  %PERSONAL%\WebideProjects
  3. .idea  folder should not be stored in the project file's path. Either it should be stored one level above or - if just some files are opened with the IDE without actually opening a project - it should be stored in the user's  %TEMP%  folder.
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You can change this folder to be located where you find it appropriate, see comments in bin/idea.properties.
NOTE that .WebIde10/system subfolder stores NO user configuration data, is rebuilt automatically and can reach several gigabytes in size
As for .idea project data watch http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/WI-343

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Thanks, Alexey, for replying.

neuro159 schrieb:

You can change this folder to be located where you find it appropriate, see comments in bin/idea.properties.


Which of three do you mean?

neuro159 schrieb:


NOTE that .WebIde10/system subfolder stores NO user configuration data, is rebuilt automatically and can reach several gigabytes in size


I see... Well, if so, then it shouldn't be stored in  C:\Users\{UserName}\.WebIde10  in the first place. There is a special folder called C:\ProgramData, particularly designed to store large chunks of program data not being related to a user.

neuro159 schrieb:

As for .idea project data watch http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/WI-343

Excellent! I'm looking forward to the development of this issue there then.

Best regards,
Axel Dahmen

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neuro159 schrieb:

NOTE that .WebIde10/system subfolder stores NO user configuration data, is rebuilt automatically and can reach several gigabytes in size


I see... Well, if so, then it shouldn't be stored in  C:\Users\{UserName}\.WebIde10  in the first place. There is a special folder called C:\ProgramData, particularly designed to store large chunks of program data not being related to a user.


By coincidence, I looked into the 'Profiles' folder on our server at work. It's over 6GB is in size! It would be nice if this 'system' folder would be placed in C:\ProgramData, especially if it stores non-user settings.

I just made a ticket for it: http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/WI-1214

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Two years (!!) later since the first post AND NOTHING HAS HAPPENED!

This makes me very frustrating. Why is this issue not solved yet? How hard can it be? :O

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