Intellij-idea – intellij IDEA import settings


I am trying to import settings from another person's IntelliJ IDEA installation. I followed the instructions that JetBrains provide here and I was presented with the messages that suggest that it has worked. But on restarting my IDE I find that the settings have not been imported but the settings are exactly as they were before I tried to import the other settings.

If it helps I use IntelliJ 12.1.7

EDIT: I just tried this method but I had no success.

Best Solution

After importing, you have to explicitly pick up those settings. I.e. if you imported code style settings you have to go to Idea settings and explicitly pick this imported code style from drop down list.