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Backing Up Workspace

I'm not quite sure if this should be under Android, Dev Tools or General Discussion but here is a start.

Could someone please help with instructions on backing up my Eclipse workspace? I'm getting ready to do a format reinstall of Windows and want to ensure I don't lose data.

1 Answer

Just figured it out! Effectively you just copy your Workspace directory to your backup Media - In this case a DVD. When you're ready to import your projects back you just open eclipse.

  1. Go to File -> Import ->
  2. Click the arrow next to General to open the dropdown and select "Existing Projects into Workspace".
  3. Copy your DVD/backup folder path (ex: G:\myWorkSpaceBackup)
  4. Past that into the field "Select root directory"
  5. Click finish.

No muss. No fuss.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Excellent! Also, to find your workspace path, go to Eclipse (or Windows) > Preferences and click on Startup and Shutdown > Workspaces: