Friday, April 6, 2012

Eclipse Crashing During starting up

I have experienced several issues of eclipse crashing with workspace configured.
It would generally take lot of time and will simply display the splash screen.

Initially I thought it is due to lack of memory(RAM), but I saw similar symptoms even with massive
configuration(16GB Ram, Quad Core etc)

After googling I found the actual cause of eclipse crashing,

The solution is simple, delete specific .snap file from eclipse workspace location.

For me deleting the following files worked,

\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources\.snap
  and
\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources\.root\.markers.snap


Eclipse uses .snap files for remembering workspace state during runtime.

Deleting these files' does not effect any projects in the workspace, every thing for me just worked fine.


1 comment :

  1. Good one, it helped me to correct Eclipse Indigo, which I had to force shutdown.

    ReplyDelete