I have a particular Eclipse workspace that has a pretty elaborate setup. For a long time, I had an issue where once in a while, Eclipse would just freeze during startup with no way to load the workspace. In the past, I would have to rebuild the workspace from scratch. But just today I found a post on Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com/a/9832027) that explains how easy it is to fix this.
- Close Eclipse if it’s open.
- Open a terminal window.
- cd to your workspace directory.
- rm .metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources/.snap
- Reopen Eclipse.