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I'm unable to open any .htaccess file in Eclipse while Eclipse is open without causing Eclipse to open a new instance of Eclipse. If I drag the file from my folder to Eclipse it triggers a new instance to open. For all other files, the existing instance of Eclipse would simply open the file.

  • Windows 7
  • Eclipse PDT 2.1 SR-2

Any ideas?

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What OS are you using? What version of Eclipse? – heavyd Mar 23 '10 at 13:07
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My guess is that you've set up Eclipse to use the OS-defined editor to open it, and then told Windows to use Eclipse?

To be sure: right-click the file in Windows and see what "Open with" gives you.

To fix it: change the file association in Preferences » General » Editors » File Associations, to make Eclipse use some built-in editor. (Or, if that doesn't work: right-click the file in the Eclipse Navigator, and ensure that Open With does not have System Editor selected.)

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Thanks, that did it! – Justin Mar 24 '10 at 22:30

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