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At the moment, only versions for Windows and Linux are available in a portable format.

Common procedure

  1. Go to the Developer portal and enter your credentials.
  2. From the menu on the left, select Developer > Studio.
  3. Select Download for Windows/Download for Linux.

Windows installation

After the download, extract your files from the folder.

You're now ready to start Studio.

Linux installation

  1. The installation media comes in the form of a compressed TAR archive—a file with .tar.gz extension. Copy it into a suitable working directory, for example, the home directory of your user.
  2. If it doesn't exist, create the root directory for software with this shell command:

    sudo mkdir /opt/ 
  3. Extract the contents of the archive with this shell command:

    sudo tar xzf compressedtarfilepath -C /opt/

    where compressedtarfilepath is the path of the compressed TAR file.

  4. The tar command creates a sub-directory inside /opt/ The name of this sub-directory depends on the version of the installation media and has the following structure:


    where version is the version of the IntelliJ platform Studio is based upon.

    Change the current directory to the bin directory contained in that sub-directory, for example:

    cd /opt/    

You're now ready to start Studio.