CLion 2023.3 Help

Non-Project Files Protection dialog

This dialog appears when you try to edit non-project files: library sources, external sources and so on. Such files are intentionally protected from modification. For example, it is not recommended that you change library classes as you are supposed to reuse them as is.

If you want to edit these files only once without adding them to your project, use one of the options in the dialog.

  • This file: select this option to disable protection for the file or files.

  • All files in this directory: select this option to disable protection for the listed files and all files in the same directory.

  • Any non-project file: select this option to disable protection.

All options are effective during the current session. Once the IDE is restarted, protection will be re-enabled. Also, you cannot change your decision for a particular file within the current session.

Remove file protection

  • To remove protection for a file, add it to the content root or to any of the content subfolders you have in your project. In the Project tree, they are marked with the Directory icon.

Last modified: 23 February 2024