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[Solved] Deleting a Workspace or Project [message #638892] Fri, 12 November 2010 18:15 Go to next message
Rico  is currently offline Rico
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Registered: November 2010
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I posted this in the Newcomers section but realized it may be a more advanced topic. Sorry about the double post.


I'm getting the dreaded "overlaps the location of another project:" problem.

I've searched up and down for a solution to this and can't seem to find one.

I've been trying to get subversive to work and read that all I needed to do was start a new project with code that had all the .svn stuff in it and subversive would recognize it. After I created the project I noticed it wasn't a C++ project. I couldn't figure out how to convert it so I decided to delete it.

I didn't remove the folder/files from the HDD but just from the IDE window.

So, I decided to try and create a new C++ project and see if it would work. I can't do it because of this stupid problem.

Is there an easy way to delete a workspace or project in Eclipse?

Don't point me to some blog about how /usr/lib/eclipse/configuration/.setting blah, blah, blah because that file doesn't exist on my machine.

I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 with Eclipse 3.5.2. Apparently they removed the convert wizard in this release and where the .setting file is.

Is there a way to delete a workspace or project WITHIN the Eclipse IDE (GUI)?

If not - there should be because this is completely ridiculous.

[Updated on: Tue, 16 November 2010 10:57]

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Re: Deleting a Workspace or Project [message #638964 is a reply to message #638892] Sat, 13 November 2010 23:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: bruce.ring.sbcglobal.net

Did you try deleting the .metadata directory in the workspace directory?

"Rico" <rico.moss@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I posted this in the Newcomers section but realized it may be a more
>advanced topic. Sorry about the double post.
>
>
> I'm getting the dreaded "overlaps the location of another project:"
> problem.
>
> I've searched up and down for a solution to this and can't seem to find
> one.
>
> I've been trying to get subversive to work and read that all I needed to
> do was start a new project with code that had all the .svn stuff in it and
> subversive would recognize it. After I created the project I noticed it
> wasn't a C++ project. I couldn't figure out how to convert it so I decided
> to delete it.
>
> I didn't remove the folder/files from the HDD but just from the IDE
> window.
>
> So, I decided to try and create a new C++ project and see if it would
> work. I can't do it because of this stupid problem.
>
> Is there an easy way to delete a workspace or project in Eclipse?
>
> Don't point me to some blog about how
> /usr/lib/eclipse/configuration/.setting blah, blah, blah because that file
> doesn't exist on my machine.
>
> I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 with Eclipse 3.5.2. Apparently they removed the
> convert wizard in this release and where the .setting file is.
>
> Is there a way to delete a workspace or project WITHIN the Eclipse IDE
> (GUI)?
>
> If not - there should be because this is completely ridiculous.
>
Re: Deleting a Workspace or Project [message #639066 is a reply to message #638892] Mon, 15 November 2010 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel Mueller
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You cannot delete a complete workspace from within Eclipse. You have to do this on the actual file system. As mentioned in the last post all the Eclipse workspace data is stored in the directory .metadata in the workspace directory. If you delete this directory Eclipse will not longer recognize it as a workspace folder.
Projects can be deleted within Eclipse. Just select the project and choose delete. If you want to completely remove it from your harddisk you have to select "Delete project contents on disk" in the appearing dialogue.


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- see the FAQ http://wiki.eclipse.org/CDT/User/FAQ
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Re: Deleting a Workspace or Project [message #639236 is a reply to message #639066] Mon, 15 November 2010 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rico  is currently offline Rico
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Ok, so deleting the .metadata directory will remove a workspace. Nice.

Now, about removing a project. If you select a project within Eclipse and choose to delete it (with or without removing it from the HDD) the project no longer appears in the Eclipse GUI. However, if you try to recreate the project you cannot do so. When you point to the folder which was a previous project it will fail stating: "overlaps the location of another project:"

Why would it do that unless it didn't actually remove it as an Eclipse project. What is the way around this?
Re: Deleting a Workspace or Project [message #639342 is a reply to message #639236] Tue, 16 November 2010 02:57 Go to previous message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel Mueller
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Is there another project in your workspace?

Before you ask
- search this forum
- see the FAQ http://wiki.eclipse.org/CDT/User/FAQ
- google
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