go in eclipse to window->preferences->general->startup and shutdown->workspaces and activate the checkbox "prompt for workspace on startup" and restart your eclipse.

now you can select on the eclipse start your favorite workspace and optional you can say "use this as a default and do not ask again".


just run this command eclipse.exe -data c:\development\eclipse\workspace

fyi this happens due to install of some plugins.


have a look at the

  • eclipse.ini in your eclipse installation directory
  • shortcut you use to launch eclipse (if there is one).

if any of them contain a -data somepath argument, then eclipse will always open that path as workspace.

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