How to tell IDEA the file really IS there?

I am doing development on Windows with some of the source code mapped to a drive letter from a Clear Case dynamic view.

This setup is quite unreliable. There is often a 30-second delay to see a file and sometimes the server just disappears.

This causes havoc with IDEA (4.5.4 on WinXP).

IDEA seems fairly quick to cache a "failure" state. Sometimes hitting Synchronize helps, but sometimes not.

Sometimes deleting the Idea/system/caches & Idea/system/jars directories helps, but sometimes not.

Right now I have a situation where the project tab shows me files that, when opened, show in the editor as EMPTY even though when viewed in another editor through the same drive letter that is in the Module Path, the file is not empty.

I can't seem to get Idea to "take another look". Synching & deleting the caches & jars directories doesn't help.


How do I get Idea re-examine the file?


Any help would be appreciated. This is driving me crazy.


Thanks,

Neil

P.S. The CC view is large and IS changing - making a local copy and keeping it synchronized would be quite painful.

P.P.S. I also haven't been able to get the TLDs in External Resources to get re-freshed - they stay red.

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touch? I mean if you update that file's timestamp IDEA will look into once
again.

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Maxim Shafirov
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

I am doing development on Windows with some of the source code mapped
to a drive letter from a Clear Case dynamic view.

This setup is quite unreliable. There is often a 30-second delay to
see a file and sometimes the server just disappears.

This causes havoc with IDEA (4.5.4 on WinXP).

IDEA seems fairly quick to cache a "failure" state. Sometimes hitting
Synchronize helps, but sometimes not.

Sometimes deleting the Idea/system/caches & Idea/system/jars
directories helps, but sometimes not.

Right now I have a situation where the project tab shows me files
that, when opened, show in the editor as EMPTY even though when viewed
in another editor through the same drive letter that is in the Module
Path, the file is not empty.

I can't seem to get Idea to "take another look". Synching & deleting
the caches & jars directories doesn't help.

How do I get Idea re-examine the file?

Any help would be appreciated. This is driving me crazy.

Thanks,

Neil

P.S. The CC view is large and IS changing - making a local copy and
keeping it synchronized would be quite painful.

P.P.S. I also haven't been able to get the TLDs in External Resources
to get re-freshed - they stay red.




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This helps for files that I have checked out, but I only have read access to the others.

Checking out a bunch of files just so that I can see them would be very cumbersome.

Is there another way?


Thanks,

Neil

touch? I mean if you update that file's timestamp
IDEA will look into once again.

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Maxim Shafirov
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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