DataGrip 2023.3 Help

Files tool window

The Files tool window lets you manage files and directories that are attached to your project, and your query consoles.

the Files tool window

Most of the functions in this tool window are accessed as context menu commands in the content pane and via associated shortcuts.

Also, the view contains the Scratches and Consoles folder that lets you manage created scratch files, database consoles, and extension scripts.

The following video gives a short overview of the Files tool window .

Preview files

There are two ways to preview files without opening each one in a separate tab:

  • Use the file preview popup: select a file in the Files tool window and press Space.

    Opening a file preview in the Files tool window
  • Enable the preview tab: click the Options button and select Enable Preview Tab.

Show tree indent guides

In the Files tool window , you can display vertical lines that mark indent levels and help you better understand the hierarchy of the components in your project.

  1. Go to Settings | Appearance and Behavior | Appearance.

  2. Set the Show tree indent guides checkbox.

Title bar context menu

The context menu that appears by right-clicking the title bar or clicking Options button (the Options icon) provides settings for views, viewing modes, as well as for switching between the views, resizing the tool window, and more.

The following table lists and briefly explains the available commands and options.




Select Next View or Tab


Use this option to switch between different views.

Select Previous View or Tab


Use this option to switch between different views.

Show List of Views or Tabs


Use this option to switch between different views.

Tree Appearance

Show Excluded Files

This option is available only in the Project view.

Turn this option on or off to show or hide excluded folders and files.

Show Scratches and Consoles

Hide or display the Scratches and Consoles node.

This node contains your scratch files and query consoles.

Sort by Name

Sort files alphabetically by their names.

The option does not affect the order of folders, they are always sorted alphabetically.

Sort by Type

Sort files by their extensions.

The option does not affect the order of folders, they are always sorted alphabetically.

Sort by Modification Time (Newest First/Oldest First)

Sort files by the time they were modified. To display this information, select View | Appearance | Details in Tree View from the main menu.

The option does not affect the order of folders, they are always sorted alphabetically.

Folders Always on Top

If the option is on, folders are shown above the files. Otherwise, all items are sorted alphabetically, and files and folders appear intermixed.

Enable Preview Tab

Enable the preview tab that allows you to view files in a single tab one by one without opening each file in a new tab.

Open Files with Single Click

Open an item in the editor by clicking it in the Files tool window once. Otherwise, you need to double-click items to open them.

Note that you cannot disable this option if you enable the preview tab.

Open Directories with Single Click

Expand and collapse directories in the Files tool window by clicking them once. Otherwise, you need to double-click a directory to open it or use the Expand icon next to the directory's name.

Always Select Opened File

If this option is on, DataGrip automatically locates documents that you open in the editor in the current view of this window.

Group Tabs

If this option is on, there is a list in the left-hand part of the title bar from which you can select the necessary view.

If this option is off, the views are represented by tabs which appear in the left-hand part of the title bar.

The Files tool window with the Group Tabs option enabled
The Files tool window with the Group Tabs option disabled

View Mode

This option lets you control general appearance and behavior of the tool window. For full information, refer to Tool window view modes.

Move to

To associate the tool window with a different tool window bar, select this command, and then select the destination tool window bar (Top, Left, Bottom or Right). For full information, refer to the Move tool windows chapter.


To resize the tool window by moving one of its borders, select this command, and then select the necessary Stretch to option.

Note that this command is not available for the floating mode.

Remove from Sidebar

This command hides the tool window, removes the button for showing and hiding the tool window and removes the tool window from the quick access menu (tb shown or tb hidden).

To open the tool window again (and restore the associated features), use the main menu: View | Tool Windows | <Window Name> or press Alt+2.



Hide the tool window.


This command opens the description of the Files tool window in the DataGrip online help.

Title bar actions




Select Opened File

When you click this icon, the file or console which is open on the current editor tab is highlighted in the current view of the Files tool window .

This icon is not available if the Always Select Opened File option is currently on.

expand all


Expand all nodes.

collapse all


Collapse all nodes.


Use this button to open a menu whose options are a subset of the title bar context menu.

Hide tool window


Hide the tool window Shift+Escape.

To hide all the tool windows, press Control+Shift+F12.

Content pane

The content pane shows the folders associated with your database and their contents, or your database consoles grouped by DB data sources.

Context menu commands for the content pane items

The context menu of an item provides access to all the functions available for this item.




Attach Directory to Project

Use this command to associate a directory with the database. The selected directory along with all its contents becomes a part of your database.



Use this command or shortcut to create a new directory or file in the current directory. In the Scratches view, this command also lets you create a query console.



Move the selected item or items from the current location to the clipboard.



Copy the selected item or items to the clipboard.

Copy Path/Reference

Use this command and one of the following options to copy the selected item(s) to the clipboard:

  • Absolute Path: copies the full path(s) of the selected item or items.

  • File Name: copies only the filename to the clipboard.

  • Path From Content Root: copies the path relative to the directory that contains the application content files.

  • Path From Source Root: copies the path relative to the Sources Root.

  • Path From Repository Root: copies the path relative to the project repository.

  • GitHub Repository URL: copies the path relative to the project repository on GitHub.

  • Toolbox URL: if you have DataGrip Toolbox installed, you can insert the copied path in the browser to open the Toolbox application with the selected project.

  • Copy Reference (Control+Alt+Shift+C): copies the reference of the selected item including the line number.



Insert the contents of the clipboard into the selected location.

Find Usages


Search for the usages of the selected item. (The Find Usages dialog will open.)

Find in Files


Perform a text search. (Find in Files dialog will open.)

Replace in Files


Perform text search-and-replace. (Replace in Path dialog will open.)

Inspect Code

Use this command to run code inspection for the selected item.


Perform one of the refactorings available for the selected item.

For example, you can rename, move and copy files and directories.


Add the selected item to an existing or new list of bookmarks.

Reformat Code


Reformat the source code in the selected file or in all files in the current directory.



Delete the selected item. Use with care!

For top-level directories in the Files view, you can select to physically delete the directory or to remove the association of the directory with the database (the Detach option).

Change Dialect (<CurrentDialect>)

For SQL files and database consoles, change the SQL dialect associated with the file or console.

Attach Session

For SQL files, attach a data source session. For more information about sessions, refer to Run queries.

Run '<item_name>'


For an SQL file or query console: execute all the statements contained in the selected file or console.

Reveal in Finder

Use this command to navigate too the selected file in Finder.

Local History

View local history for the selected file or directory, or to create a label for the current version of your database.

Reload from Disk

Synchronize the view in the tool window with the view saved in the file system.

If you change a file or directory contents externally, DataGrip, under certain circumstances, may not be aware of the corresponding changes unless you use this command.

Open in Right Split


Split the editor into two parts and show the file in the right section. For more information, refer to Split screen.

Open in

Open a file in your system file manager or in Terminal.

Compare With


Compare the selected file or directory with another file or directory. See Differences viewer for files and Differences viewer for folders.

Compare File with Editor

Compare the selected file with the file open on an active editor tab. See Differences viewer for files.

Remove BOM

Remove the byte order mark (BOM) from the file.

File colors

Files that belong to different scopes (production files or test files, for example) can be highlighted in different colors in the Files tool window , search results, and editor tabs.

To each scope, you can assign its own color. For more information, refer to Associate scopes with colors.

Scope highlighting in the editor tabs and search results
Last modified: 12 December 2023