Locate source file on Local Disc in Eclipse – External tool

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Locate source file on Local Disc in Eclipse – External tool

In eclipse, it is common requirement to open the folder containing source file but there is no direct method to do that like in Visual studio of Microsoft.

In this tutorial, i will explain how to achieve this with the help of External tools in Eclipse.

Go to Run | External Tools | External Tools Configurations

External Tools Configurations Eclipse
External Tools Configurations Eclipse

Then New Window open, Give the name of new External tool, in Location text box type : “${env_var:SystemRoot}explorer.exe

and in argument text box write: “/select,${resource_loc}”

External Tools Configurations Eclipse Create New
External Tools Configurations Eclipse Create New

Then select tab “common” and as per below image make the settings.

External Tools Configurations Eclipse Create New Screen 2
External Tools Configurations Eclipse Create New Screen 2

This external tool will open the source file containing folder.

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2 thoughts on “Locate source file on Local Disc in Eclipse – External tool”

  1. In the article you incorrectly state that the location should be ${env_var:SystemRoot}explorer.exe whereas in the picture you accurately have it as ${env_var:SystemRoot}explorer.exe

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