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Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #632163] Mon, 11 October 2010 20:03 Go to next message
laylos is currently offline laylos
Messages: 3
Registered: October 2010
Junior Member
Hi All

Please take it easy on me Razz

Just starting into the JAVA world and installing Eclipse with JDK6u21.

Downloaded Eclipse for Java Developers, unpacked it, installed it, read some intro tutorials, played about with the Perspectives, Editors, Views, Closed Eclipse.

Now can't find it anywhere on the PC.!!!!! Not in start menu, not in program folder, not on desktop Confused

Can anyone help me find it. Does it by any chance need to be started from the exe file each time and be installed each time...I don't think it will be like this.........

Thanks
Steve
Re: Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #632166 is a reply to message #632163] Mon, 11 October 2010 20:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Steve,

You need to run the exe from where you unzipped it. You can create a
short cut if you want one; Eclipse does not install anything.


slolay@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi All
>
> Please take it easy on me :p
> Just starting into the JAVA world and installing Eclipse with JDK6u21.
> Downloaded Eclipse for Java Developers, unpacked it, installed it,
> read some intro tutorials, played about with the Perspectives,
> Editors, Views, Closed Eclipse.
>
> Now can't find it anywhere on the PC.!!!!! Not in start menu, not in
> program folder, not on desktop :?
> Can anyone help me find it. Does it by any chance need to be started
> from the exe file each time and be installed each time...I don't think
> it will be like this.........
>
> Thanks
> Steve
Re: Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #632266 is a reply to message #632166] Tue, 12 October 2010 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
laylos is currently offline laylos
Messages: 3
Registered: October 2010
Junior Member
Hey Ed

Thanks.

I just ran the exe file from Winrar before and didn't extract the files to the computer...I'm working on my partner's laptop here in Berlin and Winrar is in German...a bit confusing.but I'm learning.

Didn't know had to unzip it either, thought it would install everything it needed directly from temp where winrar would create the app.

Have unzipped it now to the PC. Runs OK and will create a shortcut on the desktop and start menu..soon Confused

Do you know what Eclipsec.exe is? It's also in the download from eclipse. I downloaded the Eclipse Helios 3.61 IDE for Java Developers Win 32bit.

Thanks...think I will be here a few times.... Embarrassed Embarrassed

Steve

Peace
Re: Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #632285 is a reply to message #632266] Tue, 12 October 2010 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Steve,

Comments below.

laylos wrote:
> Hey Ed
>
> Thanks.
>
> I just ran the exe file from Winrar before and didn't extract the
> files to the computer...
I've never used that tool.
> I'm working on my partner's laptop here in Berlin and Winrar is in
> German...a bit confusing.but I'm learning.
I've spent a lot of time in Berlin and trying to work with German
computers. The Y/Z switcheroo drove me crazy.
>
> Didn't know had to unzip it either, thought it would install
> everything it needed directly from temp where winrar would create the
> app.
The nice thing about the way it is is that you can install as many
versions as you want without them colliding in some way.
>
> Have unzipped it now to the PC. Runs OK and will create a shortcut on
> the desktop and start menu..soon :?
> Do you know what Eclipsec.exe is?
A Google search turns up:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_How_do_I_run_Eclipse%3F
> It's also in the download from eclipse. I downloaded the Eclipse
> Helios 3.61 IDE for Java Developers Win 32bit.
>
> Thanks...think I will be here a few times.... :blush: :blush:
> Steve
>
> Peace
Re: Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #632315 is a reply to message #632285] Tue, 12 October 2010 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
laylos is currently offline laylos
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Registered: October 2010
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Cheers Ed

Yeah, the old z/y thing is a pain..or maybe getting used to it is the pain. In a dillema at the moment as to which laptop to buy for the JAVA course now I can justify buying a new one. I'm from the UK and used to the British one but live in Germany. I think I'm gonna go for a British one as won't be using the german umlaut keys in programming. If I need them to write letters then I'll just set up some hotkeys for them......

Steve
Re: Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #632345 is a reply to message #632285] Tue, 12 October 2010 15:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: news.s237965939.online.de

On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 05:18:45 -0700, Ed Merks <Ed.Merks@gmail.com>
wrote

>I've spent a lot of time in Berlin and trying to work with German
>computers. The Y/Z switcheroo drove me crazy.

I'm from Germany and I can tell you the other way round is far worse.
If any OS isn't loaded yet, for example if Grub is broken and you need
to type commands manually, especially signs like /\()={[]} are
elsewhere than shown on the keyboard and you have to do that again and
again when there are errors, that really drives you crazy ;)

Hans
Re: Can't Find Eclipse on PC [message #1010573 is a reply to message #632163] Sun, 17 February 2013 18:39 Go to previous message
Joe James is currently offline Joe James
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Registered: February 2013
Junior Member
Eclipse was working fine untill today. I tried to open it and got this message.

Failed to load the JNI shared library "C:/Program%20Files/Java/jdk1.7.0_13/bin/server/jvm.dll". Any help?
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