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How to copy´/migrate config settings when updating Eclipse? [message #630489] Sun, 03 October 2010 10:29 Go to next message
Ben Stover
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Registered: January 2010
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I wonder how I can save/copy/migrate all my old configuration settings and plugins from Eclipse v3.6 to new v3.6.1.

Ok I have currently two folders:
D.\eclipse\3.6
and
D:\eclipse\3.6.1

What do I have to do to get in new 3.6.1 all my previous Eclipse settings?

Is there an "import from previous version" menu?

Can I simply copy "configuration" and "plugins" sub folders from old to new Eclipse directory?

Ben
Re: How to copy´/migrate config settings when updating Eclipse? [message #630509 is a reply to message #630489] Sun, 03 October 2010 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 2010.10.03 4:29, Ben wrote:
> I wonder how I can save/copy/migrate all my old configuration settings
> and plugins from Eclipse v3.6 to new v3.6.1.
>
> Ok I have currently two folders:
> D.\eclipse\3.6
> and
> D:\eclipse\3.6.1
>
> What do I have to do to get in new 3.6.1 all my previous Eclipse settings?
>
> Is there an "import from previous version" menu?
>
> Can I simply copy "configuration" and "plugins" sub folders from old to
> new Eclipse directory?
>
> Ben

File -> Export -> General -> Preferences
Re: How to copy´/migrate config settings when updating Eclipse? [message #630946 is a reply to message #630489] Tue, 05 October 2010 15:45 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric Rizzo
Messages: 2327
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
On 10/3/10 6:29 AM, Ben wrote:
> I wonder how I can save/copy/migrate all my old configuration settings
> and plugins from Eclipse v3.6 to new v3.6.1.
>
> Ok I have currently two folders:
> D.\eclipse\3.6
> and
> D:\eclipse\3.6.1
>
> What do I have to do to get in new 3.6.1 all my previous Eclipse settings?
>
> Is there an "import from previous version" menu?
>
> Can I simply copy "configuration" and "plugins" sub folders from old to
> new Eclipse directory?

First of all, why did you install 3.6.1 separately? The recommended
approach would be to update your 3.6 installation to 3.6.1.

If you really want to have it separate, keep in mind that you can use
the same workspace(s) in 3.6.1 that you did in 3.6, and most preferences
are stored in the workspace (so they'll automatically be applied in
3.6.1). Plugins are another story; if you have a separate installation
you'll have to install them again.

Hope this helps,
Eric
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