Where should my workspace be located?
Author: Deron Eriksson
Description: This tutorial describes a convenient place to put your Eclipse workspace.
Tutorial created using: Windows XP || JDK 1.5.0_09 || Eclipse Web Tools Platform 1.5.1

I like to create a projects directory at the root level of my C: drive, and have my EclipseSW workspace directory within the projects directory.

workspace created at C:\projects\workspace

In addition to the workspace directory, it can be useful to put your mavenSW repository (if you are using maven for project management) and your added Eclipse extensions (ie, 'externalizing' your extensions) in directories within the projects directory. More on this topic in other lessons.