Mar 20, 2014

Tutorial: Installing Eclipse with JDK on USB Flash Drive / Stick

If you work on different computers, but want to have the same dev environment, just create a mobile version on an USB flash drive:
  1. Download Eclipse and unzip on your USB drive, e.g. "X:\eclipse" 
  2. Install a JDK on your computer (e.g. to "C:\Programme\Java\jdk1.7.xx")
  3. Copy "C:\Programme\Java\jdk1.7.x" to "X:\Java\jdk1.7.xx" j
  4. Paste into the file "X:\eclipse\eclipse.ini" just before "-vmargs"
  5.     -vm
  6. Start Eclipse with "X:\Eclipse\eclipse.exe" 
  7. Set the workspace to ".\workspace" (relative path!)


  1. Thank you. Simple and it worked.

  2. I learned installing Java successfully and created my first mobile app a few days ago, and it was truly a fun experience. I did it under the guidance of Java experts.

  3. Thanks for the post, I am techno savvy. I believe you hit the nail right on the head. I am highly impressed with your blog. It is very nicely explained. Your article adds best knowledge to our Java Online Training from India. or learn thru Java Online Training from India Students.