Eclipse Plug-in Bug on Windows 7 and How to Fix It


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This post is to highlight a possible error a user may encounter when trying to install a plugin in Eclipse Indigo running on Windows 7. The error pops up when a user tries to install a plugin through the marketplace or through the "install new software wizard". I had this problem and couldn't immediately find a solution so I'm posting the error code below.

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software currently installed: Shared profile 1.0.0.1328936852036 (SharedProfile_epp.package.java 1.0.0.1328936852036) Missing requirement: Shared profile 1.0.0.1328936852036 (SharedProfile_epp.package.java 1.0.0.1328936852036) requires 'org.maven.ide.eclipse [1.0.0.20110607-2117]' but it could not be found

Hopefully this post will come up when a user heads to Google with the error code. Anyway, the fix is as simple as running Eclipse in administrator mode. If you're not familiar with how then you simply right click and select run as administrator and a dialog will pop-up asking to continue (of course you want to!). You should now be able to install a plugin through the automated ways in Eclipse like the Marketplace. Do note that you need to run as administrator every time you want to install a plugin.

I'm not sure if a different error code would show to a similar problem but this only comes up when I try to install plugins.

Hope that helps!