Eclipse Workspace is a physical location on the computer where the IDE stores all the project artifacts like files, classes etc. Let’s learn more about workspace and how to create them in this tutorial.
To start Eclipse, browse to the extracted directory and double click on the file “eclipse.exe” as shown below. Alternatively, you can create a shortcut and pin it to the taskbar. You can simply double click on the eclipse icon
in the taskbar to launch it.
You can choose the workspace during the initial first run of Eclipse or via the menu
File -> Switch Workspace.
To create one workspace, Click on File -> Switch Workspace -> Other. We can select an existing directory by clicking on the browse button and choose an existing directory. Choose a brand new folder by typing a name in the wizard window. Click on the launch button to start working in that workspace.
Eclipse stores all your projects, source code, files, images, and other artifacts in the folder or subfolders of this workspace directory.
To know the exact path on your computer, right-click on the artifact in the package explorer and click on properties in the context menu. To open the artifact’s folder in Windows Explorer, click on the exit arrow icon in the above-shown window.