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2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 11:32 PM by slavonagy RSS

System Directory

slavonagy Newbie
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Is there any possibility to change the folder where the java classes are stored?
Per default it is \Documents and Settings\<your_user>\Application Data\SQL Developer
My problem is that this folder is included in my server profile and it keeps growing.
It includes following subfolders:
- SqlHistory
- System<version>
- tmp
Thanks in advance
  • 1. Re: System Directory
    Irian Pro
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    You can add something like:
    AddVMOption -Dide.user.dir=C:\yourdirectory
    to the sqldeveloper.conf file located in
    This will move the generated SQLDeveloper config files to the designated directory.
  • 2. Re: System Directory
    slavonagy Newbie
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    Thanks, Irian,

    in the meantime I have found another solution. For Windows it works using environment variable IDE_USER_DIR.

    Create a new directory for the runtime files, e.g. C:\sqldevtemp

    Add environment variable IDE_USER_DIR with the value of "C:\sqldevtemp".

    Close SQL Developer, move (or copy if you want) all files from the old folder to the new folder and start SQL Developer again.



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