PhpStorm freezes while opening a project

Hey 👋, I have been trying to open a specific project in PhpStorm for a couple of days (I have to admit I was not trying that hard) and PhpStorm was systematically freezing.

PhpStorm went on a white screen for a long time and the cursor was stuck in the infamous rotating candy from mac OS.

Solution: In order to fix it I simply removed the .idea/ folder at the root of the repository.

Hope that helps anybody (including future me) 😃

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