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Thread: Lost project in Eclipse ( sorry im new to this) any help welcome

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    Default Lost project in Eclipse ( sorry im new to this) any help welcome

    Hi,
    Thanks for the taking the time too look at this! Lost my project in eclipse and now sure how to find it.
    I did a search for it and it comes up down the bottom in workspace project but that it.
    I did move my files around to make finding my work easier but would this effect eclipse as i did not move any of them?
    Its a mystery too me and it driving me mad.
    Any help be appreciated thanks


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    Default Re: Lost project in Eclipse ( sorry im new to this) any help welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by MissyK View Post
    Lost my project in eclipse and now sure how to find it.
    When you delete a project from inside Eclipse, you are offered the option to "Delete project contents on disk (cannot be undone)". If not selected, the project is only removed from the view of Eclipse but physically is still existent. If selected ..... there's not much that you can do. At most, try with a file recovery system tool (Recuva or similar).
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    Default Re: Lost project in Eclipse ( sorry im new to this) any help welcome

    I did move my files around to make finding my work easier but would this effect eclipse as i did not move any of them?
    Impossible to say. It depends on what files you moved, whether you moved them using Eclipse's project explorer or your OS's file management tools outside Eclipse. If you moved the files, you should know where you moved them to. If you moved them and Eclipse can't find them, then you can move them back and press F5 to refresh the Explorer. (It might be too late for that, but give it a shot.) Or you can import the files from their new location to an Eclipse project using Eclipse's import feature.

    If, as andbin suggests, you deleted the project and the files on your disk, then none of what I've said will be useful until you recover the files.

    Oh, and did moving the files around make your work easier?

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    Default Re: Lost project in Eclipse ( sorry im new to this) any help welcome

    Thank you i located them in the end.. silly enough there where hiding in the up folder ;/
    However i wondered if you could help me again.
    Im, trying to run my program but it keeps going back to another one called pet and no matter what i do it keeps going back to it. Also the numbers are not visible for the lines of code, do you know how i can get them back thanks.
    As i say im just starting out so sorry if these questions sound silly
    thanks you

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    Default Re: Lost project in Eclipse ( sorry im new to this) any help welcome

    In the package explorer, right click on the new file you want to run, select "Run" or "Run as . . ." (forget exactly what it says), and then select as an application (if that's appropriate). If "as an application" isn't offered, then that means the code hasn't met the requirements to be an application, no main() method or something. Keep us posted.

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