Laurent Hinoul

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” - John F. Woods

How to fix Eclipse error ‘still running after platform shutdown’

If you can’t start Eclipse eand you get a pop-up that says you have to look in the .log file in the {your workspace}/.metadata folder, you have probably the following error:

To fix this, you can first try to reboot your computer. If that doesn’t work, go to your workspace folder, step into the .metadata folder and delete the .plugins folder. When you restart Eclipse, Eclipse will rebuild the .plugins.

When Eclipse is restarted, you will notice that your workspace is set to default en your project is gone. Now you have to import your project. In Eclipse, go to file -> import -> Existing Projects into Workspace. Then, choose your project in your workspace and import it. Now you are good to go.

1 comment for “How to fix Eclipse error ‘still running after platform shutdown’

  1. MAIKON IGOR DA SILVA SOARES
    06/06/2017 at 02:33

    Thanks a lot, I was worried with this situation. My eclipse is now working

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