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The VFS itself does not honor ignored files (Settings | File Types | Files and folders to ignore) and excluded folders (Project Structure | Modules | Sources | Excluded). If the application code accesses them, the VFS will load and return their contents. In most cases, the ignored files and excluded folders must be skipped from processing by higher-level code.

During the lifetime of IDEA, multiple VirtualFile instances may correspond to the same disk file. They are equal, have the same hashCode and share the user data.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Refreshes

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