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Error message while installing Force.Com IDE for Eclipse

Please help on this problem. I got the following error message (pasted below) while trying to install Force.Com IDE on Eclipse. I tried on three different machines and two versions of Eclipse but got the same error. Thanks.


An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
session context was:(profile=epp.package.jee, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.salesforce.ide.api,
MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: cfe2af79a543696580b0dc8120ae63ea and found 51dc4152445563a0cf707399b18366cc.
Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.salesforce.ide.documentation,
MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 314d2f02d4c7e63caaff7feff76dcd87 and found 40018475a97480482fd77be466fe5cb5.


you have to install IDE Installation for Eclipse 3.5 this have to run the java (JRE) file download and install first then only eclipse 3.5 is working.the remaing process is shown in


In order to download specific files, you'll need to do this:

* Find the error message for the file giving you trouble (i.e. "Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.salesforce.ide.api," )

* Copy the file name(in this case, "com.salesforce.ide.api,")

* Paste this into a browser after ""

* Change the comma to an underscore

* Add ".jar" after the end


You should end up with this for the file specified: ""

I would download any files needed directly into your eclipse/plugins/ directory. One of the .jar files I needed got shorted in Firefox, so I used a download manager to make sure I got the entire file. I got an error message about the MANIFEST when it hadn't downloaded completely.


Restart Eclipse, then Install New Software like described in the walkthrough.  You shouldn't get any problems.  However, you may need to execute the jar files you download so they create the artifacts they need to (configuration/ files, plugins/ files, and I think an .eclipseproduct file)