File icons - red circle with diagonal line

Ive just created a new project with build 2026.
I checked out the source from our CVS repo, and all source files are shown in the Project/Package view with a red circle/red diagonal line thru their icons. This is not applicable to all new projects in 2026 - just this one. I have no idea why though.

This leads me to:

1.) Question : Why would my source files be marked with this red circle?

2.) Suggestion: Add an explanation as to why IDEA has marked these files as being uneditable / uncompilable / whatever-it-means.

Either in the status bar, or as a simple right click option on the file/class name. This would be helpful in resolving the problem.


Nick

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Ok, Ive noticed why

Although IDEA detected the project ./src folder as the source folder, when I look at the project settings, although there is an entry under the Paths tab for source folders, it is empty.

If I delete that blank entry, and re-add the project ./src, everything works.

My comment about the reason/explanation still stands though. If a tooltip/status bar/dialog explained why the files were flagged with the red circle, it would be a simple, yet helpful addition.

Now that Ive dug around more, the problem is common to all new projects made with builds 2018 or 2026.

Nick

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On 24-05-2004 17:02, Nick Pratt wrote:

1.) Question : Why would my source files be marked with this red circle?


Are the folders containing the source marked as being "sources" in
"project settings > paths"?

Bas

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