Eclipse settings to back up?

Posted on 2005-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Does Eclipse store any settings in its installation directory? I back up my workspace directory regularly, but I only bother to back up my Eclipse installation directory before I install a new plugin. If any of my personalization settings (like my keyboard settings) are stored there then I should probably be backing up my Eclipse installation directory more often.
Question by:HappyEngineer
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    Expert Comment

    I don't think so, each workspace maintains its own settings.
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    Expert Comment

    You can store the personal settings by exporting them into a file.
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    Accepted Solution

    See Window->Preferences->Export (and Import of course).
    You can even transfer settings from one release on
     (say) MSWindows to another near release on (say) LINUX.

    Beware that the preferences GUI has changed a bit over the releases.


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