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Update Eclipse failed – Can not remove : eclipse.exe

Use Eclipse Update and got fail

An error occurred while uninstalling
session context was:(profile=epp.package.jee, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Uninstall, operand=[R]org.eclipse.rcp.configuration_root.win32.win32.x86_64 1.0.0.v20130521-1847 --> null, action=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.touchpoint.natives.actions.CleanupzipAction).
Backup of file D:\Apps\eclipse\eclipse.exe failed.
Can not remove : D:\Apps\eclipse\eclipse.exe

The issue links to permission on file system.

According to the post here, two solutions raised but for me, only following solution, the best to take:

  1. Run eclipse
  2. Rename eclipse exe to eclipse.exe.back
  3. Run updates
  4. Updates executed successfully

Another solution by creating a new workspace not work for me and above is simple to use.


By osify

5 replies on “Update Eclipse failed – Can not remove : eclipse.exe”

Works for me too, I think the reason of mine is that the anti-virus software on my PC make this problem (company’s reason I can not uninstall the anti-virus software).
anyway , thanks a lot ,your solutions works on my PC! it is great.

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