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

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

On this page:

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

  • WebStorm 2016.1

    c:\Users\John\.WebStorm2016.1\

Refer to the page Tuning WebStorm.

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 WebStorm.

Last modified: 24 September 2018

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