Eclipse: Error “.. overlaps the location of another project..” when trying to create new project

Eclipse is erroring because if you try and create a project on a directory that exists, Eclipse doesn’t know if it’s an actual project or not – so it errors, saving you from losing work!

So you have two solutions:

  1. Move the folder counter_src somewhere else, then create the project (which will create the directory), then import the source files back into the newly created counter_src.

  2. Right-click on the project explorer and import an existing project, select C:\Users\Martin\Java\Counter\ as your root directory. If Eclipse sees a project, you will be able to import it.

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