Dec 7, 2009

(Eclipse)How to resolve "Initializing Java Tooling"

Just met an initialization error on Eclipse, the error message is:

'Initializing Java Tooling' has encountered a problem. An internal error occurred during: "Initializing Java Tooling".

It's really annoying, after googling several sites, here is a working solution:

Delete
the following directory: WORKSPACE_HOME/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources/.project, and restart Eclipse and problem should be solved.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! This worked for me.

Anonymous said...

With this tip I lost my svn information

Anonymous said...

Yeas, me too. I lost all my SVN information.
Can't find the .location...

Nan said...

Sorry for your lost, when i tried this solution,i didn't met the svn problem.

Hiperion said...

I had the error with eclipse Helios, I executed eclipse Galileo and then eclipse Helios, there was something corrupted.

tae jun said...

I did it..
the WorkingSet configuration might be deleted.
I'm using helios and i did reconfigure working set.
Eclipse works fine..

HughesMath said...

I am using Helios. I made a new workspace and imported the project.

Jeremy said...

Thank you, this fix worked perfectly for me!

Anonymous said...

It works for me also. Its awesome !!.
For the problem with SVN information, select all projects>Team>Share Projects. The problem is resolved

小鰻 said...

It works, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! :)

Pepijn said...

Cool, it worked.

Anonymous said...

I found this post and solved my problem:

run eclipse with -clean option

e.g. eclipse.exe -clean

Sorted!

Thanks to:
http://www.eclipsezone.com/eclipse/forums/t100720.html

Anonymous said...

run eclipse with -clean option

is the option that worked for me, even using MyEcplise10. It worked on 2012-06-18 and got me rid of the error message that had appeared after I installed m2eclipse (Maven plugin). :)

Anonymous said...

-clean option works. txn. eclipse indigo

Anonymous said...

Awesome.. Thank you so much dude..

Diwakar said...

Didn't knew before about this '-clean' option. Thanks much, this suggestion solved my problem.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much
Its Awesome!!

Anonymous said...

This is what I did:
- renamed referred folder into projectback
- started eclipse and the closed it
- copied contents on projectback into newly created .project folder
Restarted eclipse and everything worked fine! no svn information lost
Thank you non for this tip! you made my day!
by the way .. clean option didn't work for me

Anonymous said...

MY WORKSPACE GOT SCREWED UP...ALL THE PROJECTS WENT TO CLOSED STATE AND THOROWS EXCEPTIONS WHEN I TRY TO OPEN.

Trip2Brighton said...

OMG! Bless you for this solution!
It was really usefull for me, i thought that i had to spend lot of time to restore my workspace. Too easy with this answer, you just save my Master's final project.