How To Fix The Issue Some Projects Cannot Be Imported Because They Already Exist In The Workspace When Import Project In Eclipse

When I import an existing project in eclipse, I meet the below issue message Some projects cannot be imported because they already exist in the workspace. I can see my project in the Projects list, but I can not check the checkbox before the project to import it. My eclipse project is a python PyDev project. This article will tell you how to fix it.

1. How To Reproduce Some Projects Cannot Be Imported Because They Already Exist In The Workspace Issue.

  1. First, make sure you have installed the eclipse PyDev plugin in your eclipse IDE.
  2. Open eclipse, right-click the Project Explorer blank area.
  3. Click the Import… menu item in the popup menu list to open the Import dialog.
  4. Click the General —> Existing Projects into Workspace, then click the Next button.
  5. Now it comes to the Import Projects wizard dialog.
  6. Click the Browse… button at the end of the Select root directory: input text box to select your existing python PyDev project saved folder.
  7. After you choose the correct existing python PyDev project saved folder, you can find your PyDec projects in the Projects list below the above text box.
  8. But you will find that the PyDev projects are not checkable, the checkbox before the projects list is disabled.
  9. So you can not import your existing python PyDev projects.

2. How To Fix Some Projects Cannot Be Imported Because They Already Exist In The Workspace Issue.

  1. As the issue message said, the imported project already exists in the workspace, so fixing this issue is very easy also.
  2. You can click the eclipse Window —> Show View —> Other… menu item on the top menu bar.
  3. Then it will pop up the Show View dialog.
  4. Input the keyword Navigator in the type filter text input textbox.
  5. And select the General —> Navigator item.
  6. Now you can see your python PyDev project in the eclipse Navigator view panel.
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