Katalon Studio does not recognise externally added files

Please let us know what you are using Katalon Studio for?

  1. I have currently applied Katalon Studio in my project

How would your work be affected if this issue has not been resolved?

  1. I can continue my job, but my performance is lower than expected

Operating System

  • macOS Monterey 12.1

Katalon Studio Version


Katalon Studio logs

Not relevant


I have made a demo project at GitHub

You can get the zip at Release first release · kazurayam/KatalonStudioDoesNotRecognizeExternallyAddedFile · GitHub


  1. Open the Test Cases/TC1. It creates a file in the project directory.
File f = new File("./data.txt")
f.text = "Hello, world"
  1. Run the testcase
  2. Tests Explorer in Katalon Studio GUI does not show the added file automatically
  3. Click the pane of Tests Explorer, right click to show the drop down menu, select “Reflesh”
  4. After “Refresh”, still the added file is not shown . Reflesh
  5. Close the project, and reopen it. Then the added file is finally recognized and showed. CloseAndReopen

my argument

I have been aware of this bug for 4 years. This is too basic, too trivial to report. I hoped it would be fixed by Katalon team without any bug report from users. But this problem survived long time. Finally Jan 2022 I decided to report this as a bug.


Katalon Studio does not recognise externally added files automatically at all. It is a shame. This makes me feel your product an unprofessional toy. You know, Visual Studio Code does, IntelliJ IDEA does.


Hi @kazurayam

Thanks for reporting the issue. We will plan to fix it in upcoming releases.


@kazurayam @duyluong @Jass

Finally, some movement on a real fossil bug !

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I do not need any new features. I just want this fossil bug fixed.

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While we’re here, it doesn’t seem possible to refresh the Profiles folder.You either have to close and reopen Katalon or, sometimes, reload the project.

When storing data in csv, can multiple data be extracted through a looping operation?

This question has nothing to do with the original topic “Katalon Studio does not recognize externally added files”. Off-topic posts make the forum mess. You should rather create a new topic for your question, rather than appending an off-topic question.

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I do not understand this question.

If you write a code and got errors, then we would be able read the code and to make comments on the errros trying to find how to fix it. Without any code, it is hard for others to guess what you wan to do.

Sometime the answers are just at a search distance:

I closed this as it is announced that v8.2.5 is going to fix this issue.

Hi everyone

This refresh button was fixed in the latest version, kindly download KS 8.3.0 beta via this link.

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Hi everyone,

The fix has been merged into official release: Katalon Studio 8.3.0.
Please see the Release note for more details.

Happy Testing!
Nam Nguyen.

I could confirm that this problem has been fixed at v8.3.0. Thank you.

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I hope you also address the problem of “Autosave does not work”:

As you know, VSCode does autosave, IDEA does autosave, of course.

Hi @kazurayam,

The ticket to enhance the IDE by autosave is already on our backlog.
We will keep you updated when it’s on any future release.

Nam Nguyen.