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I had a similar crash and starting eclipse with -clean option did not help. I ended up deleting .metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.e4.workbench file, which fixed this problem.


important If you save projects in workspace folder: back it up now

see How to run eclipse in clean mode? and what happens if we do so?

  • Open your task manager –> right click the javaw.exe process –> chose to end process tree (this will end all java runtime processes running on your computer).

Then go to your Eclipse folder –> configuration.settings and delete the org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs file. Restart Eclipse and try opening your workspace again. This does the trick for me :) Beaware that deleting this file results in resetting your workspace history so when starting Eclipse you need to manually browse to your workspace location.

  • remove the workspace folder or rename it


My machine was slow and I try to close the eclipse . After few attempts eclipse got closed. After i restarted the machine , the eclipse was not getting opened and it was showing multiple errors.

I deleted the .\metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.jdt.ui\ file and .\metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.e4.workbench\workbench.xmi file .

After which eclipse was working.


After nothing of the above points worked for me, I just checked the RAM usage in the task manager. To my shock, I found that, out of the 2 GB RAM that I have, I just had 100 MB left. Eclipse took like 1 GB from that. I killed all the other unwanted applications, and then re ran eclipse.

It simply worked :-)

Nowadays, when I run eclipse, I run it without any unwanted , RAM consuming applications


For windows user this folder is in workspace C:\Users\elminson\workspace\\.metadata\\.plugins


Go to your Workspace/.metadata/.plugins and delete everything in there. Eclipse will start and regenerate the folder and files.


thats right. you can fix this by just deleting or renaming this folder in your workbench directory - .metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.e4.workbench to .metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.e4.workbench.temp .

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