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How to change install home for standalone IDE on OSX

During the install I mistakenly selected /Applications. This fails because I am installing as a non-admin user. The error is 'Couldn't get lock for /Applications/Common/logs/installer-%g.log'. I deleted cache and the original extracted install folder, and when I attempt a new install the "/Applications" setting is being pulled from somewhere as I do not get the option to set this again. I have my thoughts on why an installer would be coded this way, but for now I was hoping for a way out of this situation. I know about the Eclipse plugin and have it installed, I just want to see what the standalone version has to offer.