My version control(SVN) has a different folder structure then what a web application folder structure should be , and they are unstructured. Now I want to put all the files in correct format in my local workspace when I checkout into eclipse. How do I do this ? I mean how to checkout the code into a folder structure. I am using Eclipse Helios. Please help....
The Version control plugins in Eclipse expect that when you check out a project into the Eclipse workspace that the project will all be under one folder. In fact, the version control systems themselves generally don't permit doing otherwise, IDE or no IDE.
What you can do is check out the different folders as separate Eclipse projects and use Eclipse's project-referencing functionality to handle their inter-relationships.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Or better yet, use "svn move" to rearrange the files in Subversion to be in the proper layout. Either that or create a new project, copy the files into in in the layout that you would like, and check in as a new project. I've done both, depending on the project and how complicated the move was.