Search across multiple projects?

I am new to PhpStorm and have really enjoyed it.  I have been trying to figure out if there is a way to search for the occurence of a string across multiple projects without opening each project and searching?

I tried using "Find in Path" and specifing the root directory that contains all of my projects but it still only shows results from the project I am in.

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The referenced link above (Elena Pogorelova) does not relate to the title of this issue, which is about being able to search inside multiple projects.

One example: infrastructure as code is often separated into many parts (separate repos/projects) that can be reused across an organisation by multiple teams. Currently I work across 6 Git repos daily and often need to search across them (Intellij.)

At present I drop into grep or similar to search across these projects, but scanning through occurrences is much less convenient when you have to drop back into the IDE to continue editing.

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Sadly you can't do that in IDE without opening all of the projects. IDE relies on it's own indexes for text search and these indexes are built only upon a project opening.

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