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Workspace never loading in Eclipse

If you’ve been doing Android development for any length of time, you’ve no doubt experienced Eclipse getting stuck loading the workspace.

The symptoms are: you launch Eclipse, it starts to load, the progress bar in the launch window gets to about one third, and then it just sits there. Killing Eclipse.exe and starting over doesn’t help, it just happens again.

Here is a simple fix, found on stack overflow:

Open your workspace’s .metadata directory, then browse to .plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources and delete the file named .snap.

After this, the next time the workspace will load.

Categories: android, tools
  1. jim
    May 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I have more issues with SVN hanging. Somedays its fine, somedays I have to delete the repository, some days I have to refresh…. Perhaps you could delve into that sometime 😉

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      May 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      I use Mercurial, and really like it. The Eclipse plugin has a couple of issues, but nothing I would call a show stopper. The stand-alone version has great Windows integration (highlights file / directory state right in the Explorer).

      Highly recommended. Supported by Google Code, too.

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