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 workbench error on start up

If you want to start your Eclipse, choose your workbench to load and then Eclipse stops, you probably have a workbench error.

Take a look at the .log file in workspaces/<yourworkspace>/.metadata. There is a chance you find the error: Problems occurred when invoking code from plug-in: “org.eclipse.ui.workbench”. To fix this, follow the steps below.

  • Go to workspaces/<yourworkspace>/.metadata/.plugins
  • Find the folder org.eclipse.e4.workbench
  • Delete it
  • Restart Eclipse

Now the problem is fixed and Eclipse will start again but be aware that your workspace layout will be back to default. Enjoy!

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