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    How can Eclipse add existing to a project? I have multiple files located in different folders I need to add. I would rather have Eclipse link to these files than create new ones.

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    I understand what you want to do, but I would suggest against it, even if it is possible. I don't think Eclipse will work with links.

    Even if it did, your development source is split into different locations, which makes keeping everything synchronized more difficult.

    I generally create a new project, and then copy the existing source files into the project src folder.

    Have you looked into Subversion? It's a tool for source code control. TortoiseSVN is a great implementation for Windows.

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    Yes Steve, in most of the IDE courage to do this as you said. Few months back I got a chance to participate for a seminar about NetBeans, and expertise there also advice to follow the same way you suggest here.

    For Subversion I prefer CollabNetSubversion and the latest is 1.4.6-4

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    I glanced at CollabNetSubversion, and it looks very nice.

    Since I am stuck in the Windows world, I like TortoiseSVN, since it adds capabilities through Windows Explorer. That way, I can manage my source without using an IDE.

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    Actually I'm not a Linux user. But in few of my project I've to work on with Windows as well as Linux and Mac. CollabNetSubversion is really great in that sense.

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