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Switching workspaces with Eclipse Ganymede

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Due to a new external hard drive, I needed to switch my workspace from one disk to another. Eclipse Ganymede under OS X 10.4 doesn't reckon the switch correctly if you deleted your old workspace from your old hard disk completely. For example, I moved my stuff from hard disk FELIX to hard disk ANDREW and deleted the workspace on FELIX. Eclipse failed to ask me where the workspace disappeared, since I once said that Eclipse shouldn't ask me again. And then it closes, without even showing the error message more than 3 seconds. Well. Bad. :-)

Solution is to edit the following file:

$ vi configuration/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs

Just switch:

SHOW_WORKSPACE_SELECTION_DIALOG=false

to:

SHOW_WORKSPACE_SELECTION_DIALOG=true

and the workspace selection dialog should appear again. This gives you the option to choose another workspace.

Tags: #Mountpoint #OS X #Eclipse

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