How can I browse a folder of files in Intellij?

I'd like to open a folder of files without having to create a project. How can I do that?

My use case:
- find a project online, download it and unzip it into a folder
- now I want to browse said files in Intellij really quickly

I currently do this by creating a project in intellij, which means I have to go through the whole wizard and click several times. Is there an easy way to open a folder without having to do as much work? In particular I'd love to be able to do this from the command line.

Thanks!

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This is not currently possible. The project set up is required because the information (SDK, libraries and source roots confguration) is neeeded to analyze the source code correctly.

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As a tip, if it is a maven based project, you can just use File > Open Project and select the pom file. IDEA will open the project. No wizard involved.

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That's a shame. IntelliJ is handy as a plain text editor too, because of its handy integration with many version control systems, its handy shortcuts like ctrl+shift+n, and the way it shows the difference of files you edit.

Allowing to open any plain text file, without necessarily needing to parse it, would be awesome, because IntelliJ would be fast due to not parsing and not keeping these files in some index AND be awesome thanks to its navigation!

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