I don't want a whole bunch of projects to open

When I load WebStorm, a whole slew of projects open (31 projects!) I'd like only the last project to open by default....  But before changing the behavior, I'd love to be able to copy a list of the projects (so I have a record of where they are all located.. )

Is either of these two requests possible (opening with fewer projects, or the most recent project, and finding a WebStorm file that has all the currently-open project paths)?


Please can you clarify what you mean by the last project? If you have multiple projects open at the time WebStorm is closed, which one should be considered the last?

>finding a WebStorm file that has all the currently-open project paths

see <webstorm config path>/options/other.xml:

<component name="RecentDirectoryProjectsManager">
    <option name="recentPaths">

Refer to https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/entries/23358108-Directories-used-by-the-IDE-to-store-settings-caches-plugins-and-logs for <config path> location


that's a good point.

I guess I now understand that whatever projects are open in the previous session will open again in the current session. That sounds like reasonable and appropriate behavior.

I'm actively closing a bunch of projects out right now, being sure to copy the path of the project so I have a record of it. Is there a text file somewhere out there, so I don't have to do this with a whole bunch of window switching and copy and paste?


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