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Project contents deleted [message #757412] Fri, 18 November 2011 10:54 Go to next message
mikendall is currently offline mikendallFriend
Messages: 1
Registered: November 2011
Junior Member
Very curious to know how this could have happened:
the project had 4,772 files in 1054 folders, now
it has only one file = .project

What feature Eclipse can vaporise a project?

Nothing in the recycle bin (Windows 7). Not much in the Eclipse .metadata logs, other than errors saying files missing, which has to be after the event. Start of .log is reproduced below:

!SESSION 2011-11-11 15:54:32.550 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=M20110210-1200
java.version=1.6.0_25
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86_64, WS=win32, NL=en_GB
Framework arguments: -product org.eclipse.epp.package.java.product
Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86_64 -product org.eclipse.epp.package.java.product




Re: Project contents deleted [message #757658 is a reply to message #757412] Mon, 21 November 2011 08:04 Go to previous message
saurav sarkar is currently offline saurav sarkarFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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seems strange, by any change did you clear the workspace through arguments ?

Re: Project contents deleted [message #757923 is a reply to message #757412] Fri, 18 November 2011 13:57 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 2011.11.18 3:54, mikendall wrote:
> Very curious to know how this could have happened: the project had 4,772
> files in 1054 folders, now
> it has only one file = .project
>
> What feature Eclipse can vaporise a project?
>
> Nothing in the recycle bin (Windows 7). Not much in the Eclipse
> .metadata logs, other than errors saying files missing, which has to be
> after the event. Start of .log is reproduced below:
>
> !SESSION 2011-11-11 15:54:32.550
> -----------------------------------------------
> eclipse.buildId=M20110210-1200
> java.version=1.6.0_25
> java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
> BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86_64, WS=win32, NL=en_GB
> Framework arguments: -product org.eclipse.epp.package.java.product
> Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86_64 -product
> org.eclipse.epp.package.java.product

If the contents of your project were remote from the workspace in the
first place, you'd see a workspace project (in the filesystem) that
would only contain .project.

This would be the case where you already had source code for which you
created a new project, but left the sources in their original place or
that were already an Eclipse project, but you imported it into the
workspace without insisting that the project get copied into the
filesystem subdirectory that is the workspace.

Hope this helps, hope that this is your problem and that you've not lost
anything. I personally don't remember ever losing anything except by
screwing it up myself in Eclipse, though there aren't very many ways to
make that happen and all of them, I think, happen only after the user is
adequately warned.

Russ
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