[SOLVED] Lost all configuration after last update


After today's update, PhpStorm lost all config

I have two folders



But I cannot import these settings because it says "Cannot find file '/home/user/.PhpStorm2018.2/settings.jar'"

Please give me a solution, I cannot redo all my settings and configurations

PhpStorm 2018.2
Build #PS-182.3684.42, built on July 26, 2018
Licensed to .......
Subscription is active until November 27, 2018
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1248-b8 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Linux 4.9.0-7-amd64

Best regards


Hi there,

  • Close IDE
  • Backup and delete your WHOLE "/home/user/.PhpStorm2018.2" folder
  • Start IDE (2018.2 version)
  • Since there is no settings for 2018.2 available (we've deleted them)... IDE will automatically offer to import them from 2018.1 (or whatever other older version settings are there)
  • Allow that -- it will copy all needed files.


P.S. "settings.jar" is used when you are doing "File | Export/Import Settings...". This means -- you had to export them first .. and only then import. When upgrading from older version on the same computer you do not need to use it -- IDE will do it all for you. But you can use it when moving settings between OS or computers.


It worked perfectly and I restored all my config successfully

Thank you very much!



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