A couple of months ago I installed IntelliJ IDEA on my Windows 7 development computer. I also installed Maven.

Unfortunately I provided IntelliJ with the wrong path to Maven. Now it seems to be impossible to correct my mistake. I can't reconfigure IntelliJ IDEA with the correct settings to Maven and make my changes persistent, i. e. there is no Save-changes button?

enter image description here

Just pressing OK (or Apply followed by OK) doesn't seem to make IntelliJ remember the settings when it is restarted.

Will I always be doomed to keep my original, error-prone settings, or is there any way to deal with this obstacle? How can I save my new settings?


I'm pretty sure the hint is on your screenshot:

"M2_HOME is used by default".

Check your System paths:

  1. Select Computer from the Start menu
  2. Choose System Properties from the context menu
  3. Click Advanced system settings > Advanced tab
  4. Click on Environment Variables
  5. Under System Variables, find PATH, and click on it.
  6. Click on the Edit button, find the M2_HOME entry and change the path to the directory you want it to be.
| improve this answer | |
  • Thank's for this! I believe you got me on the track:. My problems were two: *I did exactly what you said but still no luck *I unchecked the "override" box (according to my picture) and the problem was solved. I mark your answer as correct. – Hauns TM Jan 29 '15 at 20:56
  • Although this answer was accepted, it seems like this is not actually resolving the problem. Why have a settings window if the app is just going to override them from environment vars anyway? – Alex Jun 27 '16 at 18:18

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.