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Sometimes you might need to exclude a single file from your project, so that it will be ignored by inspections, code completion, etc. This is done using the Mark as plain text action.

When a file is marked as plain text, IntelliJ IDEA does not use it anymore for code completion and navigation. Such file is shown as plain text in the editor, and is denoted with a special icon plain_text_icon in the Project tool window.

Note

This action is not applicable to Java files and binaries.

The reverse action is also available: you can return a file to its original type, using the Mark as <file type> action.

On this page:

Marking a file as plain text
  1. In the Project tool window, select the desired file.
  2. On the context menu of the selection, choose Mark as plain text.
Marking a file with its regular type
  1. In the Project tool window, select the desired file, marked with plain_text_icon icon.
  2. On the context menu of the selection, choose Mark as <file type>.
Excluding a .phar archive from a project
  • In the Project tool window, select the required .phar archive and choose Exclude phar from project on the context menu of the selection.

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