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How to reconfigure eclipse after moving the directories? Eclipse crashing [message #1118769] Fri, 27 September 2013 19:20 Go to next message
Joe Smith is currently offline Joe SmithFriend
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Short version: I moved the eclipse IDE directories into a folder in program files, and now the program stops loading on splash screen because the dependencies are not where they think they are(it is still configured to the old spot). How can I fix this without reinstalling each version of eclipse?

I have 3 different copies of eclipse: eclipse Android, RCP and EE. I decided it would be wise to move them all into an eclipse directory in program files in Windows and have each version in a separate directory within the "eclipse" directory. So here is how it looks:

Program Files
eclipse
eclipse EE
-files
eclipse RCP
-files
eclipse Android
-files

Before the directories were in my downloads folder and now when I try to launch each one after moving them I am getting all sorts of errors about certain directories/files not being found since they still think they are configured to the downloads directory.

So my question is: Where can I find the configuration file for each version so that I can fix this mess, and have working eclipse versions? I am guessing their is a global config for each one to set dependant directories if not, how can I fix it without redownloading each one?
Re: How to reconfigure eclipse after moving the directories? Eclipse crashing [message #1118905 is a reply to message #1118769] Fri, 27 September 2013 22:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 9/27/2013 4:34 PM, Joe Smith wrote:
> Short version: I moved the eclipse IDE directories into a folder in
> program files, and now the program stops loading on splash screen
> because the dependencies are not where they think they are(it is still
> configured to the old spot). How can I fix this without reinstalling
> each version of eclipse?
>
> I have 3 different copies of eclipse: eclipse Android, RCP and EE. I
> decided it would be wise to move them all into an eclipse directory in
> program files in Windows and have each version in a separate directory
> within the "eclipse" directory. So here is how it looks:
>
> Program Files
> eclipse
> eclipse EE
> -files
> eclipse RCP
> -files
> eclipse Android
> -files
>
> Before the directories were in my downloads folder and now when I try to
> launch each one after moving them I am getting all sorts of errors about
> certain directories/files not being found since they still think they
> are configured to the downloads directory.
>
> So my question is: Where can I find the configuration file for each
> version so that I can fix this mess, and have working eclipse versions?
> I am guessing their is a global config for each one to set dependant
> directories if not, how can I fix it without redownloading each one?

This should not be a problem, at least not for JEE. (I've never done
RCP, but I don't remember ADT suffering from this except that you might
have to respecify the path to the Android SDK.) Please list one or more
of the "certain directories/files not being found".
Re: How to reconfigure eclipse after moving the directories? Eclipse crashing [message #1121668 is a reply to message #1118905] Mon, 30 September 2013 21:33 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

And in general, don't put Eclipse under the Program Files directory. Strange things happen there permission-wise if you are not an admin user.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
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