How to move IntelliJ system file to another folder

For work, I use IntelliJ IDEA, when working in Java world. For my current client, there is a quota on my user directory, which means I have to move IDEA system files to another folders.

  1. Locate the file
    idea.properties

    in your IntelliJ Idea\bin folder

  2. Edit
    idea.config.path
  3. Restart

I changed it from

idea.config.path=${user.home}/.IntelliJIdea10/config

to

idea.config.path=${idea.home}/.IntelliJIdea10/config

It is very easy to do, but it was hard for me to google the result.

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