I have an XCode project that I tried to delete manually, and I did delete it, but some reference is left - apparently. This reference is making this project still display on the Welcome screen of XCode (XCode version 7.3) on El Capitan. If I try to double click on this non-existing project I get message in a popup "The file 'project.xcworkspace' doesn’t exist." and after that, when I click OK in that popup, I get another popup with message "The file 'Skocko.xcodeproj' doesn’t exist." How can I completely remove this project and not have it on Welcome page, since it is very confusing issue?

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Open Xcode and go to File --> Open Recent. From there select Clear Menu. This will remove the shortcut to your most recent projects. Close Xcode and reopen it. Skocko project should be gone from the Welcome screen.

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    Great, all the other projects recently opened are gone too, but this is not an issue, I can reopen them. Thanks! Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 22:42

One option that works is to delete the project folder. Obviously you might not want to do this, but a valid reason for not wanting the project listed on startup is that you do not want the project anymore.

  • this does not work. I deleted my project folder and the reference still appears in the welcome screen. Only the other answer (Clear menu) works.
    – xdavidliu
    Commented Nov 30, 2021 at 11:22

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