Apache NetBeans - clear the cache and rebuild maven idexes

If you have issues with the indexation of files and resources in Netbeans, e.g. it stucks building the maven dictionary

Clean the NetBeans cache

You can manually delete the NetBeans cache … but what’s the path?

You can see the path of NetBeans cache in the NetBeans menu.


It will appear a page with the logo of Apache NetBeans with some system information.


The User directory contains your configuration (e.g. open projects). The Cache directory contains the data that you can delete.

To remove the files you can execute rm -r ./* from /User/[your user]/Library/Caches/NetBeans/[NB Version]

Rebuild Maven indexes

To rebuild the Maven you can go in the OptionsJavaMaven you can click Index Now.


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