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I'm having a problem where IntelliJ 13.1.4, when running a unit test, can't find a ServiceLoader file in the src/test/resources directory of my module.

Please note before answering that I've done all of the following:

  1. The module is a Gradle project, and if I run gradle test the unit test runs fine.
  2. I've run this unit test successfully in IntelliJ in the past, and it found the module. (Maybe an earlier version of IntelliJ?)
  3. I've double checked the IntelliJ module settings and the src/test/resources directory is marked as being a test resources directory. (See screenshot below.)
  4. I'm dumping the unit test class's classloader's classpath in the class; it has the build/classes/test/ and build/classes/java directories, but neither build/resources/test/ nor build/resources/main/.
  5. I've clicked the button to refresh all Gradle projects.

Any ideas on what else could be causing IntelliJ to fail here?

Screenshot of my module configuration, showing the Test Resource Folders setting.

I managed to get it working better by creating a test-resources directory parallel to the test directory (!).

Still seeing intermittent problems with this, though. Those times, it's possible to open the IntelliJ project settings and define the test resources as source instead (the Gradle project will remain unchanged).

Must be an IntelliJ bug, as I've experienced the same thing in Android Studio.


I found a workaround to the issue.

Add the following at the end of the Gradle config (and specify your test resources path):

task copyTestResources(type: Copy) {
    from "${projectDir}/src/test/resources"
    into "${buildDir}/classes/test"
processTestResources.dependsOn copyTestResources

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I face a similar issue with IntelliJ 14. Despite having the necessary files in my resources folder and ensuring that the folder is specified as a resource in the module settings, IntelliJ intermittently fails to load my files onto the classpath.

One workaround is to add the required folder as a dependency for the module in the module settings.

First, click on the "+" button to add a new dependency.

Then, select the folder you wish to add to the classpath.

Then select the "classes" option.

Once that is done, re-build your module once and hopefully that should do the trick.

Ideally this should not at all be an issue. All files in the resource folder should directly be put in the classpath. However, every IDE has it's quirks.

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When I was running into the same issue, it worked for me to once unmark the resources directory as resources root and then mark it again as resources root:

  1. Right click on resources folder > Mark directory as ... > Unmark as Resources Root
  2. Right click on resources folder > Mark directory as ... > Test Resources Root

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In my case, I simply ran the tests through maven command line, i.e. a basic mvn clean install. After that it worked in IDEA.

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  • Resource patterns in the compiler dialog may be?
  • Good idea! I just checked that, and I have !?*.java;!?*.form;!?*.class;!?*.groovy;!?*.scala;!?*.flex;!?*.kt;!?*.clj. I tried adding my filename to that, but it made no difference; the classpath printed when the test runs still doesn't include the src/test/resources/ dir.
  • I having the exactly same issue here... Intellij 13.1.4
  • What's your code for loading the resource?
  • @bacar: I don't load it myself directly; it's done by a library that I use (junit-quickchek). But I do know that the library uses the Java platform's ServiceLoader class.
  • Have you reported this to Jetbrains support? They're fairly responsive. I would have thought that a correct implementation of gradle support should not require explicitly copying the resources.
  • @bacar Looks like similar issue's already been reported:
  • I did not get a chance to test your proposed solution, because somehow I can no longer reproduce my original problem.
  • As an update, the above noted IDEA bug is showing as a duplicate, primary bug is:
  • Experiencing the same with Maven. Still. Any idea what the maven equivalent of your fix would be? I have tests that depend on some flat files and Maven finds them in the console but IntelliJ explodes claiming not to find them.
  • Thanks the fix worked! This seems still broken as of the date I am writing this comment.
  • This does work but the problem with this in a Gradle project is that any changes made to the module's setup will be lost the next time a Gradle sync happens (and thus the modules in the project are all refreshed). If there was a way to make this change by means of the module's build.gradle file that would be great!
  • @AdilHussain I was using maven for this. However, my unit tests were working by running maven using command prompt, but were failing when running via intelliJ. What I faced was IDE specific. Not build tool specific.
  • I am still facing this issue, haven't been resolved till now.