Tips & Tricks

IntelliJ IDEA does not show some files? Know the hiding-places

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when there is a file that exists on the disc but IntelliJ IDEA doesn’t show it anywhere? You press synchronize but nothing happens? OK, may be the next few tips will be helpful.

  • Check “Ignored files and folders” in File | Settings | File Types:
  • Check “Excluded roots” in File | Project Structure

Your files are shown in Project View but they are missed at runtime?

  • Check compilation patterns in File | Settings | Compiler
  • Check that they were not excluded from compilation in File | Settings | Compiler | Excludes

We hope that these simple tricks will save your time as well as ours. :)

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