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Having issue with using eclipse:

the workspace in use message comes up.

Is there way to share eclipse

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Only one Eclipse process can access the workspace at any one time. So you have these options:

  1. One user only watches the other develop
  2. You copy the workspace
  3. You save the projects in a version control system like Mercurial or Subversion so every developer can get their own copy and merge their work with the rest of the team.
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How to copy workspace? We do share same user credentials. –  volody Aug 13 '10 at 16:10
    
Copy the workspace folder and delete the folder ".metadata". Export the preferences in Eclipse, start a second copy, switch the workspace (it should ask during startup; otherwise use the item in the File menu) and import the prefs. –  Aaron Digulla Aug 16 '10 at 7:03
    
I did that, but having issue with showing projects in Project Explorer. None of them is visible. Thank you. –  volody Aug 16 '10 at 14:32
    
I end up with using get project from svn –  volody Aug 16 '10 at 18:14
    
You must import the files again. Just select the new workspace folder in the "Import Existing Project" wizard and it should show you all projects at once. –  Aaron Digulla Aug 17 '10 at 7:08

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