How to clear the Eclipse application cache

Applies to: Eclipse
Version: All


Description
Eclipse Web runs within a Microsoft framework called Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF); this .NET-based framework caches some information locally. Troubleshooting sometimes requires manual deletion of this cache so that Eclipse Web application files are downloaded again to the workstation.


Possible resolution 1
  1. [*=1]Exit Internet Explorer completely. [*=1]Right-click the Windows taskbar and click Task Manager. [*=1]If present, right-click Windows Presentation Foundation Host (32 bit) and click End task. [*=1]Open a command prompt with administrative rights. [*=1]In the command prompt, paste the following: rundll32 %windir%\system32\dfshim.dll CleanOnlineAppCache. [*=1]Press Enter. [*=1]When re-opening Eclipse Web in Internet Explorer, a prompt to re-download Eclipse components should appear.
Possible resolution 2
If the user does not have administrative rights on the workstation, the WPF application cache can be manually deleted.
  1. Exit Internet Explorer completely.
  2. Right-click the Windows taskbar and click Task Manager.
  3. If present, right-click Windows Presentation Foundation Host (32 bit) and click End task.
  4. In Windows Explorer, paste the following: %localappdata%\Apps\2.0\.
  5. Press Ctrl+A to select all folders within the 2.0 directory.
  6. Press Delete.
  7. When re-opening Eclipse Web in Internet Explorer, a prompt to re-download Eclipse components should appear.