Open a Project

There are several ways you can open a project, all of which must be done from within the IDE. So, if it isn't running already, launch MPLAB® X IDE.

1 From the Toolbar, Menu, or Keyboard

1.1

Do one of the following:

  • Click on the Open Project icon Main_Open_Project.png on the toolbar.
  • Select from the menu File ▶ Open Project…
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + O on the keyboard.

1.2

Select the project folder in the Open Project dialog and click the Open Project button, or just double-click on the project directory's icon.

On most systems, if a folder contains a valid MPLAB X project, the folder icon will be replaced in the dialog box with a small integrated circuit icon Project.png as seen in the screenshot to the left.
ProjectOpen.png
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2 From the Projects Window

2.1

Right click in the Projects window (upper left of IDE by default) and select Open Project… from the pop-up menu.

ProjectRightClickMenu.png
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2.2

Select the project folder in the Open Project dialog and click the Open Project button, or just double-click on the project directory's icon.

On most systems, if a folder contains a valid MPLAB X project, the folder icon will be replaced in the dialog box with a small integrated circuit icon Project.png as seen in the screenshot to the left.
ProjectOpen.png
Click image to enlarge.

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