2 Replies Last post: Dec 9, 2013 7:16 PM by Greg Esres  
Greg Esres Newbie 2 posts since
Dec 8, 2013
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Dec 8, 2013 9:17 PM

Windows 8.1 Installation Error



Installation worked fine in Windows 8, but after upgrading to 8.1, starting getting this error. Reinstalling didn't help. This path is the home directory for "NT Authority\System".


Any thoughts?

Elena Pogorelova Expert 1,868 posts since
Oct 5, 2011
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Dec 9, 2013 2:25 PM in response to: Greg Esres
Re: Windows 8.1 Installation Error



C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile is treated as your HOME doirectory for some reason... http://www.coderanch.com/t/517573/java/java/System-getProperty-user-home-unreliable looks related. But this is a system folder you can't write to - thus the problem.

I'd suggest passing a different user home to WebStorm - just add -Duser.home=<your preferred location> to bin/WebStorm.exe.vmoptions file


Also, the config/system files location can be explicitly  changed in bin/idea.properties file, idea.config.path, idea.system.path,  idea.plugins.path and idea.log.path options

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