How To Delete An Entire Workspace Or Project?
By Didier Laurent on Jun 17, 2008
A customer asked me how to delete an entire Workspace from JDeveloper 10.1.3.
He had selected his workspace and then selected the menu "File" -> "Erase From Disk"
The corresponding JWS file was removed, but not its content (Projects).
That's indeed the way the "Erase From Disk" works:
it only deletes the selected object from the OS;
in case of a Workspace or a Project, you delete the corresponding JWS file or JPR file only.
JDeveloper doesn't delete their content recursively.
See the online help "Permanently Deleting an Application, Project, or Other Component"
If you delete an application or a project, only the .jws or .jpr file is actually deleted. The
elements contained within the application or project remain on disk. To delete them from disk
through JDeveloper, you must do so explicitly.
So, you have to delete the content of the Workspace or Project manually after you selected "Erase From Disk" in JDeveloper.