Importing from eclipse

Hi,

I just recently start to try to move to intellij. After trying it several time i have decided to make the big move. I have downloaded an evaluation of ultimate.

hence i have decided to import my project from eclipse. However i am having some difficulties.


1- When I import a project as a module (inside a a project in Intellij) for which i clearly specify where i would like the project to be imported (i.e. "Keep project and module files in") (i.e. in a folder of the original name inside the current intellij encompassing project folder)

     >>>Intellij do not import the files but references the eclipse project from whithin a new folder that it create. I do not want to mix my source. I want to duplicate the source and have it in intellij. But intellij, is actually pointing to my eclipse project.
           This is an issue for me. Is there a way to avoid that ?

The question how does the import actualy behave. Does it duplicate the all files and create a new dir with all the duplicate files and the conig, or does it simply create a new dir, with conf files that point to the old dir.

What should i do, if i want to go from a project A in clipse to a project A' in Intellij with A' as a clone of A where both are fully independent project ?



Can any one help or assist on this. Many thanks.

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Hello.

Import from Eclipse to IDEA certainly does not clone sources or resources. It just allows to get settings from Eclipse .classpath and .project files to use them in IDEA.

Honestly, I do not remember any user of this import who wanted to get independent copy of sources. But if you're sure, please copy them manually in a file manager.

Please also check the documentation: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/webhelp/importing-eclipse-projects-into-intellij-idea.html

Regards,
Alexander.

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