Is it safe to delete C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\JetBrains\IdeaIC2020.3 folder Follow
I have recently updated my IntelIJ Idea IDE to version 2021.1
But I still have C:\Users\devam\AppData\Local\JetBrains\IdeaIC2020.3 folder which consumes huge space.
I do not need the old version. Is it safe to remove the previous version folder?
Thanks for helping
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The installation itself is located in Program files by default.
AppData\Local is a system directory, it should not consume a lot of space.
Before removing it, make sure that it is not used anywhere in the new installation. You can check that by inspecting the following entries in idea.log:
Thanks Konstantin Annikov,
Can you please tell, where I can find the idea.log file?
"Help | Show log in Explorer/Finder":
Thanks for your help, Konstantin Annikov.
We don't have the same conception of "not a lot a space"...
This is what I discover in the AppData/Roaming/JetBrains folder.
A cleaning operation is obviously needed... a bit tricky to have to do it manually... :-/
Is there a way to safely purge all old files within IDEA or the Toolbox?
Yes, you can do it via the 'Delete Leftover IDE Directories' dialog:
From the main menu, select Help | Delete Leftover IDE Directories
In the 'Delete Leftover IDE Storage Directories' dialog, select the versions of the IDE that you are not planning to use, and click 'Delete'.
Thank you Arina Efremova found it!