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Re-creating an Eclipse project from an existing directory (workspace)

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Hello I have a couple of Eclipse projects which I need to re-create. Should I create a new workspace and then import it all in there?

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Midani Tickabooma
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You should be able to import a project without creating a new workspace
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gudii9 earned 500 total points
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Here are interesting explanation, links

Use File > Import and select General > Existing Projects into Workspace. Click next and then browse to the directory contain the project directory.

http://agile.csc.ncsu.edu/SEMaterials/tutorials/import_export/
http://www.coderanch.com/t/419556/vc/Open-existing-project-Eclipse
http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/mcs/java/pages/tutorials/quick_Tutorial.htm
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by:for_yan
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Actually I copied folder with Java project from another eclipse installation to my existing
workspace of the second eclipse installaytion and then ctreated the new project with the same name using File-New - create Java project - it tuerrns out that my project with all the
files inside there appeared in navigation panel
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by:Sharon Seth
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As long as you have a valid .project file in your project folder , you will have no problem importing from an existing location , or even upon copying to a new location
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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Open your eclipse that time it will ask you to choose work space so you your own path (new folder path)

as gudii9 said u can import (file --->import--->general--->exiting workspace )
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