Where files are stored

These are some of the more important files used by the IDE:

Type of file Path Location
Workspace folder $HOME/ide-version-workspace Host
.metadata folder (for personal settings) $HOME/ide-version-workspace/.metadata Host
Error log $HOME/ide-version-workspace/.metadata/.log Host

In Windows XP, C:\ is used instead of the HOME environment variable or the C:\DocumentsĀ andĀ Settings\userid directory (so the spaces in the path name don't confuse any of the tools).

Note: You can specify where you want your workspace folder to reside. For details, see the section Running Eclipse in the Tasks chapter of the Workbench User Guide. (To access the guide, open Help > Help Contents, then select Workbench User Guide from the list.)