Moving eclipse projects to another computer

Posted on 2011-10-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a new computer and I need to move all my java eclipse projects to it. I can copy all the projects from one hard drive to the other, or I can export/import the projects as described in the link below, but these merely copy the project data, ie in eclipse on the new computer, I still I have to create each project with the gui (File -> New -> Java Project -> Create Project from existing source). Is there a way to "completely" export/import projects?
Question by:allelopath
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    Assisted Solution

    Have you tried just copying ${user.home}/workspace and pointing Eclipse at the copy?
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    Accepted Solution

    You can just copy the projects(workspace) directory on the new computer.

    Open Eclipse on the new computer (freshly installed or not)
    with the following shortcut:

    eclipse.exe  -data location_of_the_new_workspace

    C:\eclipse\eclipse.exe -data D:\DEV\Projects

    Or alternatively you can start Eclipse and go into the menus:
    FILE > SWITCH WORKSPACE > OTHER... and choose the location where you copied the projects/workspace.

    Hope that helps


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