[Solved] Source folder is not a Java Project error in Eclipse

If you are trying to import maven project into eclipse or creating a maven web project in eclipse, it might be possible that you face following error : Source folder is not a Java project. There are two ways to solve this error. One is using mvn eclipse:eclipse (deprecated) and other is by converting project into faceted form.

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Understand the error

This error occurs when the project created by you is not a java project in eclipse. If you try to add new java class to such project then "Source folder is not a Java Project error" occurs.


Producing error : Source folder is not a Java Project

[Fixed] Error : Source folder is not a Java Project

1. Right click on your project and select "Properties"

2. In Properties, click on "Project Facets"

3. Then click on "Convert to faceted form..."

Steps to solve error : Source folder is not a Java Project

4. Then select "Java"

solve error : Source folder is not a Java Project


5. Click on "Apply and Ok"

Yayy!! This will resolve the error "Source folder is not a Java Project". Please mention in the comments if you have any questions.

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Subham Mittal has worked in Oracle for 3 years .
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