Open an Eclipse project in Eclipse

Wednesday, 6th July, 2011

What could be simpler? Not.

I am developing an Android project using Eclipse. I’m working on several machines, with the project source kept in version control. Eclipse seems to generate a ton of metadata files. So far I haven’t been keeping these under version control, but it looks like I might have to.

Often when I launch Eclipse it doesn’t find the project. To gently remind Eclipse where your project is:

  1. Choose File | Import
  2. Select General | Existing Projects into Workspace
  3. Click next and then browse to the directory contain the project directory.


Eclipse mitigates the pain of having to write Java, but Eclipse brings pains of its own. Today I’m looking into developing for Android using my usual IDE, emacs.