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icon9.gif  Eclipse takes very long time to delete files during build. [message #1737919] Thu, 14 July 2016 07:24 Go to next message
Thomas Collignon is currently offline Thomas CollignonFriend
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Registered: July 2016
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I'm using Eclipse Kepler on Windows 7 and recently it became more and more frequent that it takes lots of time when it has to delete files. For example in these contexts:
- mvn clean, launched from Eclipse
- cleaning output folder in case of automatic projects build by Eclipse
- deploying a war on a server (deletion of the previous deployment)

The problem doesn't occur at each time. I haven't figured out yet in what cases the problem happens.

I may have a clue: to gain some time I 'help' Eclipse by deleting the files myself with Windows Explorer. For the problematic folders (the ones that take time to be cleaned by Eclipse), Windows launches a pop-up saying that I need admin right to do that. I just hit Enter (I am admin user) and the files are quickly deleted. If Eclipse had no right to delete the files I would have expected an error, instead it just takes much more time to actually delete the files.

Solutions that I've tried but don't work:
- Re-starting with a fresh workspace
- Launching Eclipse as admin.

What could be the cause of that? Knowing that the clue may or may not be relevant.

[Updated on: Fri, 15 July 2016 08:18]

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Re: Eclipse takes very long time to delete files during build. [message #1739703 is a reply to message #1737919] Thu, 04 August 2016 06:53 Go to previous message
Thomas Collignon is currently offline Thomas CollignonFriend
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Registered: July 2016
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For the record: no solution has been found to the problem. I got a new desktop with a fresh Win7 image and I don't have the problem, working with the same Eclipse projects. This would indicate that the problem came from a misconfiguration of the Windows user permission. Sadly, no more details available.
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