I don't want to synchronize the images folder, uploads, temp, etc. I have set up the remote paths as excluded in my deployment settings.
However, when I select "Deployment->Synch with [name of deployment target]" from the context menu on my project root, the resulting dif window shows that PHPStorm wants to download the folders that I explicitly excluded.
Further, the .idea folder is listed as being uploaded with the synch. When I try to add that to the excluded paths for deployment, PHPStorm says "Path is outside the project".
The folders are also all marked as excluded under the project settings.
I have also set up .htaccess on the remote side as excluded, and .htaccess locally as excluded. These files are also shown in the Sync dif.
Am I missing something here?