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How do I fully delete an Eclipse project when I've already deleted the folder and contents? I want to do this so that I can reuse the project name.

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Try removing directly the project within your workspace, within:

<workspace>\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources\.projects\

as mentioned in "Where in an Eclipse workspace is the list of projects stored?"

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This didn't work initially for me. It was still listed in the "open project list" even after I deleted the folder from the metadata folder. However! When I tried opening the project it now worked (albeit with one error). I was then able to remove the project cleanly. –  altCognito Sep 26 '12 at 17:02
    
@altCognito interesting: what version of Eclipse did you used? –  VonC Sep 26 '12 at 17:05
    
3.7.2 -- maybe I missed something when I did it, not sure why it happened that way. –  altCognito Oct 2 '12 at 13:57

Don't have rep to comment directly on @VonC's answer yet. But here is how it worked for me.

  1. removed the projects from <workspace>\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources\projects\ As suggested above

  2. Try to open each project, clicking "ok" to all th errors Now it seams it is gone, but if I try to import a new project with same name Eclipse claims they are still there.

  3. in the project explorer press 'F5' to refresh. N ow eclipse realises the project is gone, and asks if it should remove the project from workspace, after accepting the project is now gone.

Maybe step 2 can be skipped, I have not tried.

My eclipse: Luna Release (4.4.0)

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