What is the step by step instructions to upgrade my PyCharm from intel silicon to M1 Chip?

When I restored from a time machine pycharm was already there but it was the intel pycharm on my m1 mac. I don't want to lose all my project settings and deployment. Also, I don't understand if I have to uninstall the previous pycharm or how to install it once I downloaded the m1 dmg.

Are there unambiguous steps on how to install the m1 mac PyCharm if one already has a intel PyCharm on my new current m1 mac machine (that was restored from a time machine)?


The StackOverflow answer seems to cover it. Simply uninstalling the Intel version and installing the M1 version should do the trick. Just make sure the configuration directory is preserved.


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