Opening, Reopening, and Closing Projects
To open a project
Click Open on the Welcome screen or on the main menu.
In the Select Path dialog box, select the directory that contains the project to open.
Specify whether you want to open the project in a new window, or close the current project and reuse the existing window. See Opening multiple projects for details.
To open a project from the command line
At the command prompt, type:Learn more from Opening files, folders, and projects from command line.
webstorm <path_to_the_project folder>
Reopening recent projects
To reopen a recent project
Clickon the menu and select the desired project from the list. Specify whether you want to open the project in a new window, or reuse the current window.
On the Welcome screen, click the project of interest in the left-hand pane where the list of your recent projects is shown. Start typing in the Welcome screen to filter the list of recent projects.
To remove recent projects
To remove all projects from the list of recent projects, clickon the menu, and then click .
Select project in the list on the Welcome screen, press Delete on your keyboard, and confirm deletion in the Remove Recent Project dialog box that opens.
Opening multiple projects
In WebStorm, you can work with several projects simultaneously, each one in a separate window. These projects are independent, and cannot share information, except for the Clipboard operations. All the projects run in the same instance of WebStorm and use the same memory space.
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click System Settings under Appearance and Behavior. The System Settings page opens.
- In the Project opening area, select the preferable option:
- Open project in new window
- Open project in the same window
- Confirm window to open project in
When the only open project is closed, the Welcome screen is displayed. In case of multiple projects, each one is closed with its window.
On the main menu, clickon the menu.