In ColdFusion builder and CFEclipse, I like to keep my workspace “light”, meaning I keep only a few open projects in the workspace at any one time. When it becomes necessary to work on a previous project that isn’t in my workspace, I “import” that project back in.
This method is also useful when you have already created projects in CFBuilder or CFEclipse and you want to use them in a new workspace. The “long” way would be to start a new workspace and then to do File – New – Create Project… for all the projects that you’ve already created.
The fast way is to simply “Import” them. I whipped up a screencast to demonstrate this:
In ColdFusion Builder or CFEclipse:
- File – Import – Existing Projects into Workspace
- Type the directory where your project lives.
- If you want the option to import ALL projects in your webroot, you could simply type the location of your webroot – for example, c:\inetpub\wwwroot. This will take a while since it will scan every directory for .project files
- Alternately, if you know which directories your project lives in, you could do them one at a time
- Hit Enter
- Hit Finish
Special Thanks to Dan Wilson for suggesting this tutorial