Whenever checking out Maven project from svn server in Eclipse, it creates a new folder like
No, not directly. This happens if something stops the import step. While I can not tell you wat exactly went wrong in your case, I can tell you how to solve it:
maven.xxxxxfolder in your workspace to the real project name.
File -> Import... -> Existing Maven Project and choose the project folder. The project will appear in your workspace as maven project.
Depending on your eclipse configuration and plugins environment, you might also need to right-click on your new project and select
Team -> Share... -> SVN (if there is a long list of options under
Team, it is already correctly identifed as SVN project).
maven.xxxx folder is empty, than you seem to have connection problems. Split the checkout and the import part:
right-click -> Configure -> Convert to Maven project(exact command may vary with your m2e version).
If everything elese fails, try to checkout your project using TortoiseSVN (on Windows) or the commandline and doing "import -> existing maven project" afterwards.