I got a little confused last time I tried to load a new project in PhpStorm with „Create new Project from existing files“ – there was no error message from Phpstorm or my system.
After a like 5 tries and no errors I was looking for diffrences in my other projects – they worked just fine. Sure it was my mistake… I accidentally used
chown -R www-data:www-data myproject/
because I was to lazy to just do that for tmp / logs and plugins in my APP. Well it turns out Phpstorm then can not load the project. Seems about right, but a little error message would be nice – maybe it will be in the next Version.
Version: 2017.2.4 Build: 172.4155.41 Released: September 15, 2017
Hope this helps anybody – times already rare – why spend it with such a bummer 😉