VS Code: The source path must be contained in the project root folder.

The source path must be contained in the project root folder

If you are working on a Java Project in VS Code and while trying to add a Classpath you receive an error saying "Source Path must be in project root" you simply need to copy your external jar files in a folder within your project.

VS Code Configure Classpath

Add your dependencies/files with the project folder and this error will go.

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