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Thread: Eclipse Error: Could not open the editor: The file does not exist?

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    Default Eclipse Error: Could not open the editor: The file does not exist?

    Hello everyone, I have been using Eclipse as a Java IDE for a while now and came to my first big problem. I have been creating a game for a few months now with no problems, now when I run eclipse and try to open my project and it's classes I receive an error 'Could not open the editor: The file does not exist.'

    I check the details: 'org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException: The file does not exist.
    at org.eclipse.core.internal.filebuffers.ResourceFile Buffer.create(ResourceFileBuffer.java:237)
    at org.eclipse.core.internal.filebuffers.TextFileBuff erManager.connect(TextFileBufferManager.java:112)
    at org.eclipse.ui.editors.text.TextFileDocumentProvid er.createFileInfo(TextFileDocumentProvider.java:55 9)
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.Compilation UnitDocumentProvider.createFileInfo(CompilationUni tDocumentProvider.java:979)
    at org.eclipse.ui.editors.text.TextFileDocumentProvid er.connect(TextFileDocumentProvider.java:478)
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.Compilation UnitDocumentProvider.connect(CompilationUnitDocume ntProvider.java:1243)
    at org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractTextEditor.doSet Input(AbstractTextEditor.java:4213)
    at org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.StatusTextEditor.doSetIn put(StatusTextEditor.java:237)
    at org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractDecoratedTextEdi tor.doSetInput(AbstractDecoratedTextEditor.java:14 51)
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.JavaEditor. internalDoSetInput(JavaEditor.java:2563)
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.JavaEditor. doSetInput(JavaEditor.java:2536)
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.Compilation UnitEditor.doSetInput(CompilationUnitEditor.java:1 395)
    at org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractTextEditor$19.ru n(AbstractTextEditor.java:3200)
    at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext.runInCurr entThread(ModalContext.java:464)
    at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext.run(Modal Context.java:372)
    at org.eclipse.jface.window.ApplicationWindow$1.run(A pplicationWindow.java:759)
    at org.eclipse.swt.custom.BusyIndicator.showWhile(Bus yIndicator.java:70)
    at org.eclipse.jface.window.ApplicationWindow.run(App licationWindow.java:756)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchWindow.run(Workbe nchWindow.java:2642)
    at org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractTextEditor.inter nalInit(AbstractTextEditor.java:3218)
    at org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractTextEditor.init( AbstractTextEditor.java:3245)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.createSite(E ditorManager.java:828)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPart Helper(EditorReference.java:647)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPart (EditorReference.java:465)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPartReference.get Part(WorkbenchPartReference.java:595)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartPane.setVisible(PartPa ne.java:313)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.PresentableP art.setVisible(PresentablePart.java:180)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.Present ablePartFolder.select(PresentablePartFolder.java:2 70)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.LeftToR ightTabOrder.select(LeftToRightTabOrder.java:65)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.TabbedS tackPresentation.selectPart(TabbedStackPresentatio n.java:473)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.refreshPresentat ionSelection(PartStack.java:1245)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.setSelection(Par tStack.java:1198)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.showPart(PartSta ck.java:1597)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.add(PartStack.ja va:493)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorStack.add(EditorStac k.java:103)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.add(PartStack.ja va:479)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorStack.add(EditorStac k.java:112)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorSashContainer.addEdi tor(EditorSashContainer.java:63)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorAreaHelper.addToLayo ut(EditorAreaHelper.java:225)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorAreaHelper.addEditor (EditorAreaHelper.java:213)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.createEditor Tab(EditorManager.java:808)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.openEditorFr omDescriptor(EditorManager.java:707)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.openEditor(E ditorManager.java:666)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEdit orBatched(WorkbenchPage.java:2942)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEdit or(WorkbenchPage.java:2850)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.access$11(Wo rkbenchPage.java:2842)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage$10.run(Workb enchPage.java:2793)
    at org.eclipse.swt.custom.BusyIndicator.showWhile(Bus yIndicator.java:70)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(W orkbenchPage.java:2789)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(W orkbenchPage.java:2773)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(W orkbenchPage.java:2756)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ReopenEditorMenu.open(Reop enEditorMenu.java:296)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ReopenEditorMenu.access$2( ReopenEditorMenu.java:280)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ReopenEditorMenu$3.widgetS elected(ReopenEditorMenu.java:248)
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.TypedListener.handleEvent( TypedListener.java:240)
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(Event Table.java:84)
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.ja va:1053)
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runDeferredEvents( Display.java:4165)
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.readAndDispatch(Di splay.java:3754)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runEventLoop(Wor kbench.java:2696)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runUI(Workbench. java:2660)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.access$4(Workben ch.java:2494)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench$7.run(Workbench. java:674)
    at org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.Realm.runW ithDefault(Realm.java:332)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.createAndRunWork bench(Workbench.java:667)
    at org.eclipse.ui.PlatformUI.createAndRunWorkbench(Pl atformUI.java:149)
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.application.IDEApplica tion.start(IDEApplication.java:123)
    at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppHandle. run(EclipseAppHandle.java:196)
    at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseA ppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java: 110)
    at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseA ppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
    at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.ru n(EclipseStarter.java:344)
    at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.ru n(EclipseStarter.java:179)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Nativ e Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknow n Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Un known Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework( Main.java:622)
    at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.ja va:577)
    at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:14 10)'

    I have never played around with any of eclipse's files nor deleted any. The files are still in both the .src and .bin files of my project within the workspace folder. What has happened? Is there any way to fix it? It would be heartbreaking if not as I spent quite a lot of time creating it. I do have some back up .txt files of earlier revisions of code though.

    Any help on resolving this issue would be appreciated, thanks!!
    Last edited by Montario; June 6th, 2012 at 05:00 AM.


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    Default Re: Eclipse Error: Could not open the editor: The file does not exist?

    First, right click the parent folder/package and hit refresh. Then check the actual hard drive location of the file(s) - I believe the default is within the workspace folder in your home directory. The file could be gone, but the tree not refreshed to show this. If its gone check your trash - Eclipse would not have trashed the file unless told to do so, and it would have updated the tree to reflect this.

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    Default Re: Eclipse Error: Could not open the editor: The file does not exist?

    Thanks for the reply,

    right click the parent folder/package and hit refresh
    I can't even find the parent folder/package in eclipse, I've tried the package explorer and navigators, there is no directory for me to find it. The files are not trashed, they are in the actual hard drive locations though, and I could even edit them in another application. I don't know what to do from here? They probably still exist?

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    Default Re: Eclipse Error: Could not open the editor: The file does not exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montario View Post
    They probably still exist?
    Based upon what you said in post #3 they do exist.

    When I say refresh, I meant in the Project Explorer view. I would also a) backup your project b) clean/rebuild the project c) restart Eclipse.

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    Oh ok, thank you! I managed to fix it, for some reason I needed to create the project again with the same name? I don't know why but it worked, all my classes are restored. Eclipse must have lost the path to my files.
    Last edited by Montario; June 6th, 2012 at 05:11 PM.

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