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I've rather daftly been using Eclipse IDE from an install location on an External Hard Drive as initially I wasn't going to be keeping this particular laptop.

How do I move the install from the external hard drive into my Applications folder, I've tried relocating the directory but I suspect that apps are actually installed elsewhere and shortcuts are created to the app within the Applications folder.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Usually eclipse is installed by just unzipping an archive in a single folder. You can freely move it anywhere (as in /Application) without any problem.

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  • From the install location I used 'cp -R eclipse/ /Applications' and it worked a treat. Thank you. I think I'd been missing the recursive option when trying previously – Luke Jul 8 '13 at 12:27
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proceed to the terminal and type:

sudo find / -name 'eclipse'

The results of all possible directories and files with the name 'eclipse' will be found.

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