Issue

When launching Flash Builder, you see a message indicating issues with your current workspace. You see this warning message if you are using a workspace that was created with a previous version of Flash Builder.

It is recommended that you migrate your projects to a new workspace, and launch Flash Builder with the newly created workspace. 

Solution

Migrate projects to a new workspace

To migrate your project from your current workspace to a new workspace, follow these steps:

1. Export the project as an FXP file

  1. In Flash Builder, select File > Export Flash Builder Project.
  2. In the Export Flex Project wizard, select the project to export from your current workspace. All available projects for export are listed in the Project pop-up menu.
  3. Browse to the location on your file system to which you want to export the FXP file.
  4. (Optional) Select Enable Validate Project compilation to confirm that your project compiles without errors. 

    Note: You can export the project even if there are errors in the project.
  5. Click Finish.

2. Create a workspace

  1. Select File > Switch Workspace > Other.
  2. Enter a directory name for the workspace.
  3. Click Copy Settings and select Workbench Layout and Working Sets to copy the workbench settings to the new workspace.
  4. Click OK. Flash Builder launches with the new workspace. 

3. Import the project from the exported FXP file

  1. From the Flash Builder menu, select File > Import.
  2. In the Import Project wizard, select Flash Builder > Flash Builder Project, and click Next.
  3. Browse to the exported FXP file.
  4. Specify the Import method:
    • Import New Copy Of The Project: Flash Builder appends a numeric identifier to the project name. Previous versions of the project are preserved.
    • Overwrite existing project: Select the project to overwrite. The previous version of the project is permanently removed.
  5. Click Finish.

(Optional) Migrate workspace settings 

You can also migrate your project preferences, launch configurations, and breakpoints from your old workspace to your new workspace by using a combination of export and import operations, as follows:

  1. Export project preferences, breakpoints, and launch configurations from your old workspace by selecting the project in the Project Explorer, and selecting File > Export.
  2. In the Export wizard, do the following: 



    Export project preferences
    1. Select General > Preferences, and click Next.
    2. Select the project preferences that you want to export.
    3. Specify the name and location of the preferences export file (.epf filename extension).
    4. Click Finish. 


    Export breakpoints
    1. Select Run/Debug > Breakpoints, and click Next.
    2. Select the breakpoints that you want to export.
    3. Specify the name and location of the breakpoint export file (.bkpt filename extension).
    4. Click Finish.


    Export launch configurations
    1. Select Run/Debug > Launch Configurations, and click Next.
    2. Select the launch configurations that you want to export.
    3. Specify a location for the exported launch configurations (Flash Builder automatically appends the .launch suffix). Click Finish.
  3. Import project preferences, breakpoints, and launch configurations into the new workspace by selecting the project in the Project Explorer, and selecting File > Import.
  4. In the Import wizard, do the following: 



    Import project preferences
    1. Select General > Preferences, and click Next.
    2. Browse to the preferences file (.epf filename extension) on your file system to which you exported the project preferences.
    3. Select the file.
    4. Click Finish.


    Import breakpoints
    1. Select Run/Debug > Breakpoints, and click Next.
    2. Browse to the breakpoints file (.bkpt filename extension) on your file system to which you exported the breakpoints.
    3. Select the file.
    4. Click Finish.


    Import launch configurations
    1. Select Run/Debug > Launch Configurations, and click Next.
    2. Browse to the folder on your file system to which you exported the launch configurations.
    3. Click Finish.

 

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