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AR# 45107

13.3 EDK - Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one


When I try to open SDK, I get an error message that says "Workspacein use or cannot be created, choose a different one." What does this mean, and how can I avoid it?


This error is most commonly seen when the workspace is open in a different location. In order to retain project coherency, you should find where SDK is open, and close it before trying the workaround below.

If youare certain that there are no open instances of the workspace open anywhere (i.e. improper shutdown of the tool), then you can delete this file: <workspace_dir>/.metadata/.LOCK

After this step, you should be able to open the workspace.

AR# 45107
Date 11/13/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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