26 October 2011

Moving the Android VMs in Eclipse

How to move the Android virtual machines when using the eclipse development environment in Windows.

  1. Setup a new Environment variable:
    • Click start, right click on My Computer and select Properties
    • Select “Advanced System Settings” on the left hand side
    • Click “Environment Variables”
    • Select New and Enter the name: ANDROID_SDK_HOME and value: [path to SDK home] e.g. K:\Users\[username]
  2. Move the files to the new location e.g. K:\Users\[username]\.android
  3. Open each .ini file (under avd\[VM name]\*.ini and edit the path to reflect the new path.

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