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How to Set the User Directory Outside of a SQL Developer Install? (Doc ID 456479.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.2.1 to 2.1.0
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If  SQL Developer is installed on multiple PCs, SQL Developer will need to be updated frequently.  Redeploying it each time (while maintaining the preferences) will be a big hassle and asking every user to download the update is not feasible. 

Storing connection information in a shared directory is a security problem.

How does one set the User Directory outside the SQL Developer install?


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