Realtime Analyzer Breaks and Causes Errors in Webstorm with Large Projects

Hello everyone,

I'm encountering an issue with Webstorm's realtime analyzer when working with large projects, and I'm hoping someone in the community can provide some insight or assistance.

Problem: When loading a big project (consisting of a few dozen files or more), the realtime analyzer in Webstorm seems to break. This results in what appears to be code errors being displayed in the project, indicating issues with variables that are actually used right underneath their declaration. Additionally, I've noticed problems with file imports, where they're either not being recognized or the paths are incorrect.


  • Code errors displayed for variables that are used correctly.
  • Problems with file imports, possibly due to unrecognized paths.
  • Closing and reopening Webstorm causes the analyzer to hang indefinitely, leading to significant power drain and heat buildup on my Mac.

Steps Taken: I've tried closing and reopening Webstorm, but this only exacerbates the issue, causing the analyzer to hang indefinitely.


  • Operating System: macOS 14.3 (23D56) on Apple Mac M1 Pro
  • Webstorm Version: Build #WS-233.13135.92, built on December 19, 2022

Additional Notes: This issue is particularly frustrating as it impedes my workflow and leads to performance issues on my machine. I'm wondering if others in the community have experienced similar problems and if there are any known workarounds or solutions.

Any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

1 comment

Please could you check if the issue persists after the caches invalidation (File > invalidate caches, Invalidate and Restart)? If it does, could you please share a project where we could reproduce it?


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