IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

File | Settings | IDE Settings | File Types


Use this page to manage the list of file types and extension patterns to be recognized by IntelliJ IDEA.

Item Description
Recognized file types This list box displays all the default and custom file types currently supported by IntelliJ IDEA. Refer to the section File Types Recognized by IntelliJ IDEA.
Use the Add, Edit, and Remove buttons to manage the contents of the list box.


Default types cannot be edited or removed.

add Click this button to open the New File Type dialog and define a new custom file type there.
edit1 Click this button to open the Edit File Type dialog box and edit the selected file type there.

The button is disabled when a default file type is selected.

delete Click this button to delete the selected file type from the list.


The button is disabled when a default file type is selected.

Registered Patterns Shown in this area are all the registered extensions associated with the file type selected in the Recognized file types list. Use add, edit1 and delete to manage the corresponding patterns.
add ( or or or or ) Use this icon or shortcut to open the Add wildcard dialog box and specify a new pattern using wildcards there.
edit1 () Use this icon or shortcut to edit the selected pattern.
delete () Use this icon or shortcut to remove the selected pattern from the list.
Ignore files and folders In this text box, specify the files and folders, which you want to be ignored by IntelliJ IDEA. Such files and folders will be completely excluded from any kind of processing. By default the list includes temporary files, service files related to version control systems, etc.


You can specify multiple names or wildcard masks, with semicolons (;) as separators.

Below is the default setting, in case you need to restore it:


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