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Deleting projects...? [message #650546] Tue, 25 January 2011 13:47 Go to next message
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i just installed eclipse java ide in ubuntu. i started messing with it...made a project called 'Example'. then i deleted the 'Example' folder. when i open eclipse back up, i can't creat another project called 'Example' as it says it already exists.

how do i fix this?


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Re: Deleting projects...? [message #650564 is a reply to message #650546] Tue, 25 January 2011 14:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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When you delete a project you are given the option of deleting the files
themselves. If you choose not to delete the files themselves they stay
on the file system, though it is no longer registered as a project.

When you tried to create it again it saw that the folder for the project
was still there, and so to protect you from accidentally wiping out your
data it stops you.

You'll need to go to your workspace through your OS's file explorer and
delete the Example folder. But be careful and make sure it is the
correct folder.

Rich Kulp
Re: Deleting projects...? [message #652720 is a reply to message #650546] Sat, 05 February 2011 20:35 Go to previous message
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goto EDIT at top task bar and delete.Its not that difficult
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