Eclipse/Flash Builder 4.7 Hanging on Loading Workbench

Firstly, go to the .metadata folder of the workspace in question.
Open the .log file, and see if it contains the following:

!MESSAGE The workspace exited with unsaved changes in the previous session; refreshing workspace to recover changes.

The recovery can sometimes fail, which will prevent Eclipse from loading, and will hang on the splash screen.

Try the following: Go to,


And delete the .snap file (make a backup first of course)

Your workspace should now open ok… hopefully.

.snap files represent the changes in workspace state of the IDE during the runtime. This is mostly for eclipse crash recovery plan. When a crash happens these files are used to recover the state fo eclipse workspace.



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