FAQ How can I repair a workspace that is broken?
In some rare situations, the Eclipse workspace can become corrupt and unreadable. In particular, this can happen when VM errors, such as OutOfMemoryError, occur. The platform core team home page includes a plug-in that can be used to restore a workspace that has become corrupt. This plug-in will be able to restore only basic workspace metadata information, so metadata created by other plug-ins may still be lost. From eclipse.org, select Projects > Eclipse Project > Platform > Core, and then look for the workspace restorer plug-in on the development resources page. Be sure to also enter a bug report in the Eclipse Bugzilla with any available log information to help prevent such disasters from happening to others!
This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.