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Eclipse.metadata\.plugins disk space (3)

Generally web apps are deployed in one of the directories in .metadata and that's generallay the reason of large size


Eclipse's .metadata/.plugins seems to consume way too much space (235 MB), is there something I can safely throw away and still be happy?

I archive my source root, and this seems to take away all my space. This is a project with several Java projects.

In my case 85% of the workspace is occupied by the m2e plugin indexes. More information on that can be found in this thread. You can disable it by adjusting plugin configuration parameters as shown on the image bellow:

Then you can remove .metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.m2e.core/nexus directory from your workspace.

There is stuff associated with launch configs in .metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.pde.core/. This can often accumulate a lot and can be safely deleted.