Where are all of these Eclipse preferences stored?

Did you ever wonder where the preferences for Eclipse based applications are stored? Well, wonder no more!

Locate your workspace directory for Lotus Notes 8, it will be under the data directory in a directory named “workspace”. In Expeditor, the default is under the current users Home directory under “Application DataLotusXPD”.

Here is the path from there:
.metadata.pluginsorg.eclipse.core.runtime.settings

Each file in that directory is the preference store for the plugin name. Here is an example list of files from my Notes 8 .settings directory:

06/04/2007  01:33 PM                97 com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM                85 com.ibm.notes.branding.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM             1,304 com.ibm.notes.desktopsets.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               113 com.ibm.notes.managedsettings.provider.prefs
06/04/2007  01:33 PM                93 com.ibm.osg.service.migration.prefs
06/04/2007  01:33 PM               242 com.ibm.osg.service.osgiagent.prefs
06/04/2007  02:23 PM               111 com.ibm.rcp.feedreader.providers.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               107 com.ibm.rcp.locationmanager.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               336 com.ibm.rcp.managedsettings.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM                88 com.ibm.rcp.net.defaults.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               179 com.ibm.rcp.net.http.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               124 com.ibm.rcp.offline.prefs
06/04/2007  02:06 PM                81 com.ibm.rcp.portal.app.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM                90 com.ibm.rcp.portletviewer.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               134 com.ibm.rcp.provisioning.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM                76 com.ibm.rcp.search.prefs
06/04/2007  01:33 PM                98 com.ibm.rcp.security.auth.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               308 com.ibm.rcp.topologyhandler.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               365 CompositeApp.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               126 Mail.prefs
06/05/2007  09:40 AM            18,222 org.eclipse.ui.workbench.prefs
06/04/2007  01:34 PM               693 theme.prefs

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