PhpStorm previous version settings not imported

published on March 29, 2019.

PhpStorm 2019.1 was released yesterday. During the first run after the upgrade PhpStorm usually asks from what previous version would I like to import the settings from, but this time it didn’t ask that. It rather imported some of my old settings, but not the latest ones I had for 2018.3.

I’ve tried to import old settings from the “Import settings” menu, but whatever version I chose, it said something about “can’t find settings.zip”.

Turns out the fix is to delete the settings folder for the newest version, in my case under Ubuntu it’s the ~/.PhpStorm2019.1 folder, start PhpStorm again and this time it should ask about which older settings to import.

Not sure why this happened, it might be due to the fact that I have installed and updated PhpStorm with snap? In any case, it’s fixed now.

Happy hackin’!

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Tags: phpstorm, php, settings, ide.
Categories: Software, Development.

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