Directories Used by PyCharm to Store Settings, Caches, Plugins and Logs
Location of the IDE files depends on the operating system, and PyCharm version.
All the files are located under this directory by default:
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
<SYSTEM DRIVE>\Users\<USER ACCOUNT NAME>\.<PRODUCT><VERSION>
<SYSTEM DRIVE>\Documents and Settings\<USER ACCOUNT NAME>\.<PRODUCT><VERSION>
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:
~ is an alias for the home directory, for example /home/john.
where <PRODUCT> is PyCharm.