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Can't remove metadata components in IDE



I want to remove some components from my Eclipse project - for example, some profiles. So I pull up "Add or remove Metadata components", untick the components I want to remove, and refresh the project from server. 


But the components remain there! The only way I can make them go away is by deleting and re-loading the whole project.


Is this a bug, or what am I doing wrong?



Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 

There are sometimes some tricks with the IDE that can be frustrating.

Normally, if you As a best practice, if you have selected your Metadata components through the mennu, then you can use the synchronize menu to force the project and to resync.

To do this:


1. Right click the project folder that you would like to sync and go to -> Synchronize with Server

2. In the Sync Perspective, expand the folder that you are working with and you should see the difference

3. Right click the individual components/folder or the root project itself (depnding on where you want to apply the change) and right click to select "Apply Server to Project"


Your project/folder should now be in sync.

Hope this helps.