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Change VSCode settings.json location

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

I spent some time looking for a solution to change the location of Visual Studio Code’s settings.json file without any luck.

But I found a solution.

Visual Studio Code’s settings JSON file is always located at the same path.

~/Library/Application\\ Support/Code/User/settings.json

The way I worked around this limitation is by creating a symbolic link from this path to another file. In my case, I place settings.json on a Dropbox folder that is synchronized across my computers.

ln -s \
~/Dropbox/settings/vscode/settings.json \
~/Library/Application\\ Support/Code/User/settings.json

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