Copying all your settings from one workspace to another in Eclipse

We can separate Eclipse users in two groups: those that use just one workspace for all their projects and those who use multiple workspaces according to their needs. I’m in the second group.

Eclipse is my favorite IDE a long time ago, but I always remember how frustrated I was when I need to create a new workspace. I like to use basic the same settings (perspective, views, design, preferences config and so on) for all workspaces, but to do this you need to config all this things manually.

But there is a simple trick you can do: when you create a new workspace, change the content of {workspace}/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.settings folder by the content of the same folder in the workspace from which you want to copy. And it’s done! Your new workspace is now exactly how your base workspace.

That’s it for today. See you soon.