Virtual folders

Virtual folders are folders that exist only in the Eclipse workspace tree, and have no file system location.

By using virtual folders, file and folders can be organized in a project hierarchy independently of the file system location of those resources.

Regular file and folder resources can not be created under a virtual folder, since they need a file system location as their parent in order to exist in the file system. Only other virtual folders, or linked resources can be created directly under a virtual folder.

Related concepts
Linked resources

Related tasks
Creating virtual folders

Related references
New Folder Wizard