I had an Eclipse - Galileo working fine . Suddenly it started to hang till death(eclipse crashes) when I tried to open a DB2 table form DbViewer Plugin's Db tree View . I tried many stuffs , replacing DbViewer plugin and other memory stuffs . This happens only with DBViewer.

So I unziped another eclipse in another directory . But it opens the same settings,plugins and workspace of the previous eclipse .I removed the previous eclipse even the same problem exists.

In simple word. How to remove eclipse completely from Windows 7?

  • I completely removed the .metadata folder and along with my workspace .A fresh new copy of eclipse is working . Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 4:57
  • Also remove .eclipse and .m2 in your home directory. Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 6:32
  • @AlexeyIvanov The .m2 directory is for Maven and not eclipse.
    – Malachi
    Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 15:04

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I think these directories need to be deleted to achieve complete removal of Eclipse:

  1. Eclipse folder (Eclipse not installed, only copied directory. This directory need to be deleted)
  2. .eclipse and .metadata directories

If you don't want to use your previous workspace, you can delete it too.

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