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.