Can the Eclipse Force.com IDE create a force.com project from an existing folder? I have the files pulled from source control but it doesn't seem Eclipse supports it.

I know Mavensmate can do it but can Eclipse do this as well?


You can right click on the project, go to Force.com and click on "Add Force.com nature".

screenshot of add force.com nature

  • Perfect solution. I had to import the files from git first, like what Nick Cook said, and then added the Force.com Nature. – akcorp2003 Aug 25 '16 at 16:45

I have not seen any built-in UI for that.

I suggest these steps:

  • Create a Force.com IDE project from a new or existing org
  • Pull the files from your source control system into the src folder of the project folder (that you can find by right-clicking on the project and looking at the Properties that include the Location)

I came across this as well, and it requires a slightly different process to usual.

You'd want to use the Import feature (File > Import).

If you're using Git, you can select 'Projects from Git', then 'Existing local repository', and go from there.

You can also use this to pull a project from a remote repository.

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