Open recent project

Opening a recent project in IntelliJ IDEA

You can also open a recent project without having to find it on your file system. As you’ve seen, you can do so from the Welcome Screen by selecting it from the list of recent projects. Welcome Screen - Recent project

If you have a project open, you can open a recent project from the menu by going to File | Recent projects and selecting the project you want to open. File - Recent You can also use ⌘⇧A (macOS) / Ctrl+Shift+A (Windows/Linux) and search, for example, for “recent”. Find Action - Open Recent Project

Alternatively, you can click the name of the project on the top left, to open a list of options, including the same options that you had in the Welcome Screen, creating a new project, opening a project, and getting a project from VCS, as well as our currently open project or projects and a list of recently opened projects. Click the one you want to open. Recent projects