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External files

If your project uses some files outside of the project root, you will see them grouped under the External Sources node in the Project tree:

External sources in the Project tree

This helps avoid top-level crowding, for example when generating project files required for coding assistance and compilation.

For CMake projects, CLion also shows a popup suggesting that you change the project root directory. Ignore this message if there is no need to change the project root.

External sources message
Last modified: 23 February 2024