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Deleted Eclipse, now I can't reinstall it...

Hello. I deleted Eclipse without uninstalling, and I think it has thrown me for a loop. I have tried to reinstall both the 32 and 64 bit versions. When I unpack them, the files are announced as having been extracted, but there seems to be no way to start the program - there is no icon that starts the program. I have tried a couple of things, and I recently resumed paying for membership... please help.

I also reinstalled the corresponding versions of the JDK and JRE.

3 Answers

I'll need a little more information. what is your operating system? did you install it with an installer or did you get a zip file and extract it? did you delete it it off of the desktop or from the system? Here are a few things to try: if you installed it by installer search for the application exe in program files or program files(x86). Check if you still have a link to it in your start menu or search for eclipse in search area if you are using windows 8. if you extracted it from a zip go in into the extracted folder and look for the eclipse.exe application launcher, double click it and if it launches, add a shortcut of that to your desktop. otherwise, give me a little more info on your process and i'll try to help more.

nice to see some good service. BTW, I tried using your help forums months ago and didn't completely realize that those weren't frequented by staffers, or at least I don't think they are. Since you seem to be in the business of selling service, you might consider trying to make it more obvious. Maybe I'm really obtuse here, but I had too much trouble figuring out how to get service for three months, and since I decided to cancel for two or three months because I couldn't figure out how to get service, we both lost a lot. It was very frustrating. I still am not sold on restarting your videos in the long term because I haven't been able to get decent help on the forum. Despite a lot of lip service to customer service, you have given me the distinct impression that you weren't eager to serve, which is a strange attitude in a bad economy. I don't think there are many companies that are doing this, so frankly you might be in a position to demand significantly higher rates. $25 a month, with the dollar as weak as it is now seems maybe too cheap. Raise your rates if necessary, but please try to improve the service. Maybe you could add an additional forum for better service about the videos for those who are willing to pay extra. Or maybe I'm just a little confused. Surely there is something that can be worked out. In fact, I would like to get some attention from a manager about this if you aren't typically the one to handle that. But I want someone, one way or another, to address this issue. Question being, are the forums overseen by employees, or is it set up with the expectation that experienced visitors will help novices out of the goodness of their hearts? If it is the latter, I have no faith in it and I will not renew my service after this month.

Now, to the issue of reinstalling Eclipse...

UPDATE I figured it out. Thank you. Please ignore the following. I would still like my question above answered though.

I'm using Windows 8.

I'm pretty sure I deleted eclipse from the system. I wouldn't just have deleted the icon because I know how to use file manager, etc.
I don't think I used an installer... I think it was a zip file, but I can't remember. I had several copies of eclipse installed and deleted all of them. I probably downloaded eclipse exactly as it is mentioned in the video files you sell for learning android, but I can't remember the specific video. I figure you know this, so please just consult the corresponding android video. Hopefully that will be enough for you.
I am pretty sure I just deleted the folders through file manager. I think I did it because I wanted to start over in your tutorial course because I'd gotten errors, but I can't remember now.
For future note, I am coming to the conclusion that just deleting a folder on file manager is a very bad way to try to uninstall something. Do you agree? Please confirm and/or add input. Does eclipse come with its own uninstaller utility? Eager to do what is necessary to get this fixed...

I advanced into another problem. Now I have opened Eclipse but I get the error message "could not find SDK folder"


I have installed the JDK more than once, I believe, but I'm not sure that that is the same thing as the SDK.