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Directories Used by PyCharm to Store Settings, Caches, Plugins and Logs

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

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

  • PyCharm 2019.1

    c:\Users\John\.PyCharm2019.1\

Under this directory you'll find the following sub-directories:

  • config: configuration (idea.config.path)

  • config\plugins: plugins (idea.plugins.path)

  • system: caches, local history (idea.system.path)

  • system\log: logs and thread dumps (idea.log.path)

Refer to the page Advanced configuration.

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.

macOS

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

where <PRODUCT> is PyCharm.

Last modified: 26 June 2019

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