# Import Project from a Folder

If you like to import the ecsi project from an existing ++workspace++, run SmartPLS 3 and use the File -> Import Projects from a Folder option in the menu bar.

Then, the follwing window appears:

After left-clicking on the Browse... button, a browser opens and allows you to navigate to your SmartPLS ++workspace++ folder, for example C:\Program Files\SmartPLS\workspace\

After pressing the OK button, you see a list of projects that are stored in the workspace folder (e.g., the ecsi project).

Select the project that you would like to import into SmartPLS, or all dsiplayed projects, and click on the "OK" button. Then, the imported projet(s) appear(s) in your SmartPLS Project Explorer window.

Enjoy using SmartPLS!