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Directories Used by IntelliJ IDEA to Store Settings, Caches, Plugins and Logs

Location of the IDE files depends on the operating system, and IntelliJ IDEA version.

In this section:

Windows

All the files are located under this directory by default:

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10

<SYSTEM DRIVE>\Users\<USER ACCOUNT NAME>\.<PRODUCT><VERSION>

Windows XP

<SYSTEM DRIVE>\Documents and Settings\<USER ACCOUNT NAME>\.<PRODUCT><VERSION>

Example

  • IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 Ultimate Edition:
    c:\Users\John\.IntelliJIdea2016.1\
  • IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 Community Edition
    c:\Users\John\.IdeaIC2016.1\

Refer to the page Project and IDE Settings.

Linux and the other UNIX systems

Product directory starting with dot can be found in the user home directory. The pattern is:

~/.<PRODUCT><VERSION>

~ is an alias for the home directory, for example /home/john.

OS X

  • Configuration
    ~/Library/Preferences/<PRODUCT><VERSION>
  • Caches
    ~/Library/Caches/<PRODUCT><VERSION>
  • Plugins
    ~/Library/Application Support/<PRODUCT><VERSION>
  • Logs
    ~/Library/Logs/<PRODUCT><VERSION>

where <PRODUCT> is IntelliJIDEA (IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition), IdeaIC (IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition).

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Last modified: 5 September 2016