Skip to main content


Eclipse Community Forums
Forum Search:

Search      Help    Register    Login    Home
Home » Newcomers » Newcomers » Eclipse Won't Start (Windows 7)(Tried to Copy Workspace, and now Eclipse Will Not Start)
icon11.gif  Eclipse Won't Start (Windows 7) [message #1700604] Sat, 04 July 2015 21:24 Go to next message
Gary Rubin is currently offline Gary RubinFriend
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2015
Junior Member
I am a newbie, and please pardon my lack of terminology.
I had a wonderful install of Eclipse working, with remote access to files on my Linux home server on my home network. It was working absolutely wonderfully! All I wanted to do was to create another workspace, so I can set it up for other "outside-the-box" stuff as my wife calls it. Using the same Eclipse for what I was already doing AND cross-compiling for the beaglebone black's ARM processor.

So the last working options I had was to copy the workspace. I figured the original would be safe, and I can tweak the copy. I clicked OK....

And now, after seeing issues with the existing workspace LOCKED, and I never found the copy, I deleted the .lock file, rebooted, and tried again by double clicking the Eclipse.exe file. Nothing.

I noticed that the Eclipse process is running, but the IDE does not open at all, even after a reboot. What the hell did I do? I just followed prompts and now my Eclipse install is hosed?

I suspect the issue is in the workspace but have no idea what to fix to get back to what I was doing right.

It's stuff like this with eclipse that has me having several subdirectories of different versions (installs) of eclipse. I have so many all over my Windows system already. Afraid to delete any of them because that particular subdirectory of eclipse worked for whatever targeted system I was going after.

I'm sorry if I was too vague. What is worse is that I actually had a working cross compiler set up in VMWARE using eclipse for the Raspberry Pi, but other ideas and tasks take over my time, and it has been a long time since I visited that virtual Debian install.

I'm just not skilled enough to handle these issues. I'm sorry for the newb question. How can I get back to where I was before I went exploring with trying to create another workspace?

Thank you so much for your time!!!
Re: Eclipse Won't Start (Windows 7) [message #1700617 is a reply to message #1700604] Sun, 05 July 2015 15:39 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
Messages: 3798
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 07/04/2015 11:39 PM, Gary Rubin wrote:
> I am a newbie, and please pardon my lack of terminology.
> I had a wonderful install of Eclipse working, with remote access to
> files on my Linux home server on my home network. It was working
> absolutely wonderfully! All I wanted to do was to create another
> workspace, so I can set it up for other "outside-the-box" stuff as my
> wife calls it. Using the same Eclipse for what I was already doing AND
> cross-compiling for the beaglebone black's ARM processor.
>
> So the last working options I had was to copy the workspace. I figured
> the original would be safe, and I can tweak the copy. I clicked OK....
>
> And now, after seeing issues with the existing workspace LOCKED, and I
> never found the copy, I deleted the .lock file, rebooted, and tried
> again by double clicking the Eclipse.exe file. Nothing.
>
> I noticed that the Eclipse process is running, but the IDE does not open
> at all, even after a reboot. What the hell did I do? I just followed
> prompts and now my Eclipse install is hosed?
>
> I suspect the issue is in the workspace but have no idea what to fix to
> get back to what I was doing right.
>
> It's stuff like this with eclipse that has me having several
> subdirectories of different versions (installs) of eclipse. I have so
> many all over my Windows system already. Afraid to delete any of them
> because that particular subdirectory of eclipse worked for whatever
> targeted system I was going after.
>
> I'm sorry if I was too vague. What is worse is that I actually had a
> working cross compiler set up in VMWARE using eclipse for the Raspberry
> Pi, but other ideas and tasks take over my time, and it has been a long
> time since I visited that virtual Debian install.
> I'm just not skilled enough to handle these issues. I'm sorry for the
> newb question. How can I get back to where I was before I went exploring
> with trying to create another workspace?
>
> Thank you so much for your time!!!

Having multiple installations of Eclipse and/or Eclipse versions to
safeguard against disaster is probably more confusing than helpful to
you. I assure you that, for the most part, all the trouble you have with
one version of Eclipse, you'll have with any of the others. Multiple
versions is just masking the real problem which is...

You're probably right about the workspace being the base of the problem.
Unfortunately, the only really concrete clue you give here is that you
"cop[ied] the workspace."

Workspaces aren't really portable, especially not from machine to
machine (if that's what you were doing--unclear).

I would make a few suggestions.

1) Don't put your project sources inside the workspace filesystem--what
the project creation wizards call the "default" location. Keep the
projects separately somewhere in your filesystem and, for best practice,
in version-control software like Git at Bitbucket, GitHub, etc. That
way, you can import them into a workspace on multiple computer hosts.

2) Don't copy any workspace; create new one(s) and import these
independent source projects you set up in #1 above into your new workspace.

3) If your IDE doesn't open, consult the sticky post at the top of this
forum on launching Eclipse.

4) When you post a question in a forum, keep it simple. It might take
you more posts to get to the complete answer, but you're more likely to
get there asking for help on a single, well stated issue than spraying
it all at once pĂȘle-mĂȘle into a single post. Reduce the number of
variables you ask folk to juggle in answering you.

Hope this helps.
Previous Topic:Changing Help Viewer Font Size / Changing UI Appearance
Next Topic:The Search box on the home page will not work for me
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sun Oct 20 19:12:34 GMT 2019

Powered by FUDForum. Page generated in 0.02608 seconds
.:: Contact :: Home ::.

Powered by: FUDforum 3.0.2.
Copyright ©2001-2010 FUDforum Bulletin Board Software

Back to the top