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Excluding Files from Projects

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See also, Excluding files and folders by specifying name patterns.

Basics

Sometimes you might need to exclude a single file from your project, so that it will be ignored by inspections, code completion, etc. This is done using the Mark as plain text action.

When a file is marked as plain text, IntelliJ IDEA does not use it anymore for code completion and navigation. Such file is shown as plain text in the editor, and is marked with a special icon /help/img/idea/2017.3/plain_text_icon.png in the Project Tool Window.

The reverse action is also available: you can return a file to its original type, using the Mark as <file type> action.

Marking a file as plain text

  1. In the Project Tool Window, select the desired file.
  2. On the context menu of the selection, choose Mark as plain text:
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/mark_as_plain_text.png

Marking a file with its regular type

  1. In the Project Tool Window, select the desired file, marked with /help/img/idea/2017.3/plain_text_icon.png icon.
  2. On the context menu of the selection, choose Mark as <file type>:
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/mark_as_file_type.png
Last modified: 11 October 2017

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