Salvaging an install

boughtonp edited this page Jan 19, 2012 · 2 revisions

I had made mention of my ongoing stability issues with one of my machines where Eclipse would get sluggish, start locking up and eventually become unusable. The biggest hassle with a hosed Eclipse install is losing my settings, local history, as well as all of my projects.

Well I found a way to salvage most of these and thought I would share.

In the workspace folder of the hosed go to the following dir.

workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources

I keep my workspace under the root of the installation dir. So for me the full path is as follows.

C:\eclipse\eclipse-php-helios-SR2_04_07\workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources

Take everything in that folder and copy it to the same folder on a fresh install and when you start up Eclipse you will (should) have all of your projects and your local history. w00t!!!

As always YMMV

I hope this saves someone some grief.

G!

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