I'm doing work in an org's sandbox where we're not able to retrieve all of the org's metadata using either Eclipse or MavensMate. We've refreshed the sandbox and still have the same problem.
I've also attempted retrieving the metadata using different machines and others have tried as well. I've tried different versions of Java, finally leaving it at jdk1.0.0_79; the one I understand that's recommended. I've set the Java path in the eclipse ini file and on my machines as well. I've done separate installs of Eclipse, all with "no joy".
With all that said, I just finished using Workbench and was able to access the metadata objects that we're not able to access using the IDE's!!! What's up with that?
My Eclipse Force.Ide log gives me messages like the ones below for each of the metadata types it can't retrieve:
WARN [2015-12-07 08:23:53,636] (ComponentFactory.java:getComponentBean:1149) - Unable to get component for id 'SharingRules': Unable to get bean for id 'SharingRules'
Additionally, I've seen this message:
ERROR [2015-12-07 16:44:16,417] (MetadataOperationsRetryAspect.java:metadataOperationsRetry:34) - ForceRemoteException occurred while attempting to perform a metadata operation
which immediately precedes the error message that follows, which has me totally stumped (it continues ad infinitum beyond what you'd want me to post):
java.io.IOException: The system cannot find the path specified at java.io.WinNTFileSystem.createFileExclusively(Native Method) at java.io.File.createNewFile(File.java:1006) at com.salesforce.ide.core.internal.utils.Utils.saveDocument(Utils.java:770) at com.salesforce.ide.ui.packagemanifest.PackageManifestController.updateCacheWork(PackageManifestController.java:416) at com.salesforce.ide.ui.packagemanifest.PackageManifestController$1.run(PackageManifestController.java:291) at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext.runInCurrentThread(ModalContext.java:464) at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext.run(ModalContext.java:372) at org.eclipse.jface.dialogs.ProgressMonitorDialog.run(ProgressMonitorDialog.java:507) at org.eclipse.ui.internal.progress.ProgressMonitorJobsDialog.run(ProgressMonitorJobsDialog.java:275)
What's so odd is that I'm not the only one who can't access all of the metadata, so it's not isolated to my machine. Oh, and I get a screen like what's below in Eclipse warning me about Package Manifest Content every time I try to retrieve metadata or set up a new project:
Any suggestions on how we can fix this?