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Aaron Coursolle18,014 Points
Can Android Studio potentially mess up my IntelliJ Idea installation if both are used on the same machine?
If I follow the instructions provided with this video are there additional steps for preventing conflicts or other issues?
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,855 Points
I haven't had an issue. While finishing the Java Track, I did start the Android Track. I have both installed on the same machine and actually have some different settings for both. So, I'm fairly confident that you should have no issues with both being installed together, as mine are.
With that said, however, I haven't run both at the same time. But again, I can't see there being an issue. They are two different applications and shouldn't have an effect on the other at all. I used to run Illustrator and PhotoShop at the same time...
Ben DeitchTreehouse Teacher
Nope, they are entirely separate programs.
That said, they do both use some common resources like the JDK. So if you were to change the location of your JDK both Android Studio and IntelliJ Idea would be unhappy.
That wouldn't surprise me at all - they both use the same engine and probably share some settings. I've never bespoked my Intelli-J that much so haven't noticed anything myself, but it is wholly possible that the two may get in each other's way from time to time, I'd guess.
Good luck fixing that!