So I need to deactivate an apex trigger and class that my org no longer uses.
I've read up a little on how to do this from Eclipse and gone down that route. I've successfully gotten into Eclipse (JDK 8 for Mac Cocoa and Eclipse Kepler 4.3), I've linked Force.com IDE version 31.0, and I'm following the steps from this Knowledge Article with the help of this handy-dandy shows-you-every-step slideshow. I create a new Force.com project, log into production, and then I hit this hurdle:
No apex classes or triggers appear among my options for metadata components. I receive an error message that says "Package Manifest Content Warning" Exception happened when resolving component type(s), so no component will be added to package manifest editor for these types. * ExternalDataSource See log for detail exception messages.
Disclaimer: I do not have a developer background, and Eclipse and the idea of operating out the IDE is daunting to me, I just need to deactivate this trigger. I'm relatively comfortable with Developer Console, but I only really use it for SOQL queries, editing apex triggers, and testing apex code, and everything I know about those I've taught myself over the past six months. Laymans terms are MUCH appreciated.