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Open folder in Project Explorer [message #1283679] Thu, 03 April 2014 18:02 Go to next message
Simon Cooper is currently offline Simon CooperFriend
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Hi all

I can create a Project in the Project Explorer that creates a folder and files in the Workspace.

Is it possible to open a folder in the Project Explorer from the Workspace. Can I add a folder and file structure not created in Eclipse to my Workspace and opan it in Eclipse.
Re: Open folder in Project Explorer [message #1283763 is a reply to message #1283679] Thu, 03 April 2014 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
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You can do this a couple of ways. When you create the project uncheck Use Default Location and then browse to the folder from the selection dialog. This will create the project in the existing location on the file system. Another option is to use Linked Resources. This is similar to Unix symlinks. You can link to a folder by using the Advanced option on the New->Folder dialog or drag/drop the folder from a file system navigator (Explorer,Nautilus, etc) onto your project in Eclipse. You will get an option to copy the folder or link to it in the file system.
Re: Open folder in Project Explorer [message #1284761 is a reply to message #1283679] Fri, 04 April 2014 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon Cooper is currently offline Simon CooperFriend
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Thanks for that David

So is it only Eclipse projects that can be stored in the Workspace and opened in Eclipse?

Is there a way to place a non Eclipse project in the Workspace folder and then open it in Eclipse.
Re: Open folder in Project Explorer [message #1284904 is a reply to message #1284761] Sat, 05 April 2014 01:16 Go to previous message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
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On 4/4/2014 4:26 PM, Simon Cooper wrote:
> Thanks for that David
>
> So is it only Eclipse projects that can be stored in the Workspace and
> opened in Eclipse?
>
> Is there a way to place a non Eclipse project in the Workspace folder
> and then open it in Eclipse.
Eclipse can only open Eclipse projects, so you would have to create an
Eclipse project for it before you could open it. There are a number of
tutorials in the Java Development Users Guide for Project Configuration.
You discuss a number of different project configurations.
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