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Importing WebStorm Settings on First Launch

While working with WebStorm, you've definitely customized settings (for example, editor behavior, or keyboard shortcuts) to fit your needs. Having installed and launched a newer version of WebStorm (when the config directory doesn't yet exist for the new version), you might want to re-use the settings of the previous versions.

For this purpose, WebStorm automatically shows a dialog box with the following options:

  • I want to import settings from the previous version: If this option is selected, WebStorm automatically detects the home directory of the previous version, and imports settings from this location.
  • I want to import settings from custom location: If this option is selected, you can specify the desired directory where the settings are stored.

    Type the path manually, or click the browse button to select settings from the previous version using the file chooser dialog.

  • I don't have a previous version of WebStorm, or I don't want to import settings: If this option is selected, then all the previous settings (if any) will be ignored.

Click the radio-button of the desired option to re-use or ignore the legacy settings.

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Last modified: 22 March 2017