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Mike McNeeley 8Mike McNeeley 8 

Trying to create a Force.com project - no timeout, but heap size error.

I desperately want a way to search through our Org's metadata so I can clean things up. I've successfully installed Eclipse & the Force.com IDE using these instructions: https://www.adminhero.com/searching-salesforce-metadata-using-the-force-com-ide/. However, every time I try to create a project, no matter how big or how small the size of the data, I receive a heap size error.

I thought this would fix my problem: https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=Why-does-the-Force-com-IDE-time-out-or-display-a-Java-heap-size-error-when-I-m-building-a-new-project&language=en_US&type=1. It did not. I set it first to 1200m, then 2048m, no difference. Still hangs and eventually just errors. I'm at my wit's end. Any thoughts?
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Mike McNeeley 8Mike McNeeley 8
Okay, well I threw caution to the wind and upped the range to 512m - 3000m and it worked.