Posts tagged ‘Windows’

1.   Can’t connect to


Add proxy in “Settings”

Select “Force https://… sources to be fetched using http://…” in “Misc” tab.

android sdk config

2.   Can’t install Update 7. Error prompt:

Folder failed to be renamed or moved on SDK install

Solution available on, which is a useful link to query the android open issues. Also abstract the useful one on my PC.


I had the same problem: the latest update failed to install because it couldn’t rename the tools folder in android-sdk-windows.  I’m using Avira antivirus and disabling it didn’t help, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the AV program anyway.

Fact is, running the Android SDK setup apparently uses items in the “android-sdk-windows\tools” directory.  I’m on Win 7 x64 so maybe that causes some unique situation – I’m not sure.


– I made a copy of the tools folder itself (keeping it at the same directory tree level, thus “tools” and “tools-copy” were both in the “android-sdk-windows” folder).

– I ran Android.bat from that copy

– I ran the update without problems (it updated the original, not-being-used-at-the-moment tools folder, among whatever other items it needed to).

– I closed the SDK, deleted the folder (I had to kill the adb.exe process first – not sure why that always persists but you can’t delete the folder without doing that).

– I restarted the SDK from the normal (now-updated) tools folder.  Worked like a charm!

Note that simply killing adb.exe was NOT sufficient to get around the original issue… only by copying the tools folder and using the copy to run Android for the duration of the update process was enough to rectify the problem.

Tips for SDK configuration:

  1. Add the following environment path and restart:


This very helpful. First, save our C:\ space. SDK will save the created AVD and configurations to C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\.Android by default.  After add the environment path, these will be saved under E:\.Android . Second, reinstall system will not impact the SDK configuration.


Just collection and add some notes.

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Eclipse IDE

  • Recommended versions: Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) or 3.5 (Galileo)

Caution: There are known issues with the ADT plugin running with Eclipse 3.6. Please stay on 3.5 until further notice.

  • Eclipse JDT plugin (included in most Eclipse IDE packages)
  • Several types of Eclipse packages are available for each platform. For developing Android applications, we recommend that you install one of these packages:
    • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
    • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
    • Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers
    • Eclipse Classic (versions 3.5.1 and higher)
  • JDK 5 or JDK 6 (JRE alone is not sufficient)
  • Android Development Tools plugin (optional)
  • Not compatible with Gnu Compiler for Java (gcj)

My workspace: Eclipse 3.5.1 Galileo (include JDT plugin)+ JDK 1.5.0_15 + SDK (update to version 7)