Android Studio Change SDK Path

Posted on : Wed, 15th Apr 15 01:45 pm (Updated on : Wed, 15th Apr 15 01:45 pm) UTC
Author : Code2care
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The default location for Android SDK in IntelliJ Android Studio IDE is something like /Users/code2care/Android/adt-bundle-mac-x86_64-20140702/sdk (on Mac OS X), it is the directory where the Android SDK is located when you install it, it is the location used for new projects and for existing projects that do not have a file with a sdk.dir property.

If you want to change this path to something else then follow the below steps,

  1. Just close Android Project that is open in Android Studio.It would be better if you can close the IDE completely and restart it.
  2. Now you should be able to see the "Welcome to Android Studio" window with Recent Projects at the left and Quick Start options at the right. Select Configure from the Quick Start Options.
  3. Now select Project Defaults from Configure Options.
  4. Select Project Structure.
  5. You would now get a Pop-up window SDK Locations
  6. You can change the path of the SDK under Android SDK location : text filed.
  7. Make changes to the path and Click Apply
  8. We are done!


Below is a screenshot walk through for the above steps that we have seen,

Step 1 : Select Configure

Step 2 : Select Project Defaults

Step 3 : Select Project Structure

Step 4 : Now Change Android Studio SDK Location Path Here.

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