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Project missing .project/ Wrong project location [message #1795138] Sun, 16 September 2018 16:08 Go to next message
Aaron McCormick is currently offline Aaron McCormickFriend
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When I came back to one of my java projects i started a while back. Eclipse gave me an error message based on it could not find the .project file in my directory.
After verifying its existence, I looked a little bit closer and my resourse location was wrong.
I unfortunately just replaced my boot drive and now this location doesn't exist anymore. Anyone know how to change this without recreating the directory?
Re: Project missing .project/ Wrong project location [message #1795145 is a reply to message #1795138] Mon, 17 September 2018 04:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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I'm trying to imagine the problem. The .project file's XML contains a name element which is the logic name of the project as it appears in the workspace, which can be different from the physical name of the project folder. Is there a problem with this? The .project file does not contain the location. The location is managed by various files in the low-level details nested in the <workspace>/.metadata/... If you have moved your workspace, it may stop working. Is this the problem?

In that case you should create a new workspace and use File -> Import... -> General -> Existing Projects into Workspace and locate the folder containing all your projects (perhaps they are all physically in the old workspace?), to import them into your new workspace; note that this wizard can link to the projects' actual current locations or can copy them into the workspace...
Re: Project missing .project/ Wrong project location [message #1795169 is a reply to message #1795145] Mon, 17 September 2018 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aaron McCormick is currently offline Aaron McCormickFriend
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I believe my error is being caused by replacing the hard drive the project was stored on. In that case I will try to import the project to a new workspace.
Re: Project missing .project/ Wrong project location [message #1795172 is a reply to message #1795169] Mon, 17 September 2018 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aaron McCormick is currently offline Aaron McCormickFriend
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Well it imported but unfortunately now I have about 65 error msg about my build path being wrong. Do you know a faster way to fix this instead of correcting the build path one at a time?
Re: Project missing .project/ Wrong project location [message #1795198 is a reply to message #1795172] Tue, 18 September 2018 09:36 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Of course I don't know what's wrong with your classpaths, but perhaps a global search and replace of the .classpath's contents would do the trick. Note that in the Package Explorer (and similar views) you can use File -> Filters... and uncheck ".* resources" so that you can see things like the .project and .classpath files in the workspace (and then can search them and do global replacements on them).
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