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I have my eclipse telling about every 10 minutes that "eclipse Could not save master table to file".

I found an old discusion on this, which tells to delete /home/<username>/.eclipse folder, but I did a search and there's no such folder in my whole system.

Any idea how to solve this?

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If /home/<username>/.eclipse is doesn't exist they probably mean the folder where you have installed eclipse. I have found some other file that bugged me there. – Dimitar Slavchev Aug 28 '12 at 7:15
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Try setting correct privileges to the file


I would suggest setting correct permissions for the whole workspace

See discussion here

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It was solved with another eclipse version. I hadn't try your solution, but would probably work.. or not.. anyway.. :) – Tom Brito Mar 1 '11 at 18:35
Vadim your link doesn't work... – Kibi Apr 18 '12 at 9:02
@Kibi, I've updated the link – Vadim Rutkovsky Apr 18 '12 at 12:13
Thanks @VadimRutkovsky - unfortunately the link in the link doesn't work too well, ok, at least I have some place to search from – Kibi Apr 18 '12 at 16:16

My .safetable file was missing, so I just created it and problem solved.

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Can you explain where this file is, and how to create it. – Mateo Aug 14 '12 at 1:28

it's clear from the path reported that .safetable is not a file, but a folder. I have just hit this issue and created the folder, in the hope that eclipse will create the file with its proper contents next time it tries. If I don't report back then you may assume this was all that was needed.

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