Converting Projects into Directory-Based Format
Any IntelliJ IDEA project created in the file-based format can be easily converted into the directory-based format, which is more convenient when project settings are frequently modified by the team members.
To convert the file-based project format into the directory-based
On the main menu, choose File | Save as Directory-Based Format .
IntelliJ IDEA converts the project configuration files and then reopens the project.
- Specify whether you want to open the project in a new window.