Eclipse for Windows: Could not open/create prefs root node Software\JavaSoft\Prefs








When compiling a project cloned from git repository, got the following warning:
WARNING: Could not open/create prefs root node Software\JavaSoft\Prefs at root 0x80000002. Windows RegCreateKeyEx(...) returned error code 5.

Solution:

  • Run regedit
  • Locate key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Prefs
  • Right click the icon then select Permissions...
  • Give full control to users



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