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remove an eclipse plugin

Gabor Beres
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Hi!

I'm wondering how to perfectly remove a plugin from eclipse 3.0. It seems there is no such an option within the IDE.

Thanks.
Ilja Preuss
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Delete its folders in the file system. I don't think there is a better way...


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Steven Bell
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Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration
Gabor Beres
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Steven

Yes, but seems it only enables to uninstall plugins that are downloaded within eclipse.

Ilja

it's hard to figure out the plugin's packages if it has lots of it with different name spaces.
Steven Bell
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In that case I think Ilja is right. You have to manually delete the files/folders.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Gabor,
A few plugins offer an option in the add/remove programs of Windows. These are generally the ones that come with a full installer.

The plugins that you just unzip into the directory need to be deleted by hand as Ilja said. If you have access to a copy of the zipped version of the plugin, you can see what folders it created that way.


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Gabor Beres:
it's hard to figure out the plugin's packages if it has lots of it with different name spaces.


Go to "Help - About Elcipse Platform - Plug-in Details" and search for the Plug-in Id for the plugin you want to delete.

Search in your plugins folder for files that contain that id. That should give you an idea of the folder that is containing the plugin.
Gabor Beres
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thanks
Jim Patrick
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
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isn't theer a better approach than to delete the plugin from the file system?
stephen wills
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Joined: Feb 13, 2010
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I just found a way to uninstall an eclipse (vers 3.5.1) plug-in by going to Help/About Eclipse SDK. Click the "Installation Details" button then uninstall the appropriate plug-in
buntha Choudhary
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Can anyone suggest me any way to uninstall a plug-in perfectly through programming not via eclipse.
 
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