C drive is full, mostly with Rider cache how do i move Rider cache to another drive?

environment doesn't show such setting

and neither does searching for "cache"

i'm talking about moving this

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Hi, Laurent.
Rider has the option of moving almost all special folders to another drive. Those folders can be found on:
Configuration directory: 
%APPDATA%\Roaming\JetBrains\Rider2020.2
Plugins directory: 
%APPDATA%\Roaming\JetBrains\Rider2020.2\plugins
System directory: 
%APPDATA%\Local\JetBrains\Rider2020.2
Logs directory: 
%APPDATA%\Local\JetBrains\Rider2020.2\log

To move data to another drive, please follow the steps below:
1. If you installed Rider as a standalone application:
    а. Open “Help -> Edit custom properties” menu and add paths to the necessary directories, for example:

       i. If needed, you can override the location of idea.properties file by adding paths below:
       
        More information about overriding the location of idea.properties you can get on https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/207240985
    b. Save configuration and close Rider;
2. If you installed Rider via the Toolbox app:
    a. Open Rider settings in Toolbox;
   
    b. Open the “Configuration” section and change “System, config, plugins, and logs directories” field to the actual path and press “Apply”.

3. Move data from default folders, except “idea.properties” file, which is located in “%APPDATA%\JetBrains\Rider2020.2” if you didn't take a step 1.a.i;
4. Run Rider.

Please find more information about the platform properties on https://www.jetbrains.com/help/rider/Tuning_the_IDE.html#configure-platform-properties.
Let me know if it helps.

Best regards,
Maxim Isaev.

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Why on earth is the Custom Properties menu item hidden in the Help menu? That makes no sense - at least not to me. It has nothing to do with help - and its the last place i would look for this. 

How about moving it to the settings menu ?

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Hello kbo

You can easily find these properties (and literally everything else) with the Search everything (double Shift) action. These are advanced platform-specific properties. They are used not often and we don't have plans to move them. However, you can create a feature request for this if you want. 

Thank you! 

 

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