Maven – Index Downloads are Disabled


When trying to add Maven dependencies to your project you encounter the message “Index downloads are disabled, search results may be incomplete.”, as shown in the following screenshot.

Maven Index Downloads are Disabled


To fix this, enable “Download repository index updates on startup” within the Eclipse preferences, as show in the following screenshot. then restart Eclipse.

Fix Maven Index Downloads are DisabledFix

Detailed Steps

  1. Select the menu item Window->Preferences
  2. Select Maven on the left hand side
  3. Place a tick in the Download repository index updates on startup
  4. Select OK
  5. Select the menu item File->Restart