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Git: .gitignore Intellij not ignoring git ignore .idea path - check why you have issue with it - easy solution in 1 min!

Cause In Intellij IDEA gitignore

The nature of .gitignore is that only newly added files are ignored.[ gitignore Intellij git ignore .idea gitignore not working ]In the situation that a directory has been added to your repository, e.g. the mentioned .idea, then changes to these directories or file files are simply tracked by Git. To resolve the problem, you must remove this path from the git cache. The same problem applies to every other case, i.e. any directory or file.

.gitignore: Solution

As I mentioned above to solve the issue we must remove this path from cache. Please use the command below to do this.

git rm --cached -r .idea


Where is Gitignore in Intellij?

In root folder of your project.

How do I ignore files in Intellij?

Open .gitignore file and add the directories or files which must be ignored:
Example entries:



How do I open a .gitignore file in Intellij?

How do I open a .gitignore file in Intellij?

Just click two times on file:

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