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Selecting a project

After completing the one-time installation and license activation, you will be taken straight to the startup wizard each time you start Burp. The first step in the wizard is to select or create a Burp project to work with.

You can choose from the following options:

Opening a project from a different Burp installation

If you open an existing project that was created by a different installation of Burp, Burp will prompt you to decide whether to take full ownership of the project.

This decision is needed because Burp stores an identifier within the project file that is used to retrieve any ongoing Burp Collaborator interactions that are associated with the project. If two instances of Burp share the same identifier in ongoing work, then some Collaborator-based issues may be missed or incorrectly reported. You should only take full ownership of a project from a different Burp installation if no other instance of Burp is working on that project.