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Cannot find platform-tools folder and adb.exe inside it

Aanya Anna
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Joined: Mar 21, 2012
Posts: 4
Hi,

I am new to this forum, a big Hello to all.
Now my problem, i downloaded the android sdk r16 from the website http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.
After the installation when I try to point to the android sdk from eclipse, an error message popped up saying that the adb.exe file not found.
I checked the downloaded folder and there was no platform-tools folder nor adb.exe file inside it.
I tried starting the SDK Manager but no effect. I also tried in eclipse>help>check for updates but it said no new updates found.
IS THERE A WAY AROUND THIS. wHERE CAN i GET PLATFORM-TOOLS FOLDER WITH ADB.EXE FILE. cAN THIS BE MANUALLY CREATED, I MEAN THE FOLDER AND THEN DOWNLOAD THE ADB.EXE FILE FROM SOMEWHERE. I have a deadline and in desperate need of help.

Thanks in advance
Peter Johnson
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Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5812
    
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Did you see the android-sdk-windows/tools/adb_has_moved.txt file which contains this text:

adb_has_moved.txt wrote:The adb tool has moved to platform-tools/

If you don't see this directory in your SDK,
launch the SDK and AVD Manager (execute the android tool)
and install "Android SDK Platform-tools"


The SDK you download is not the full SDK. You have to first run the "SDK Manager.exe".


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Aanya Anna
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Joined: Mar 21, 2012
Posts: 4
I tried running the "SDK Manager.exe", when it runs it doesnt show any packages to be installed. Dont know why that is.
Peter Johnson
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Do you have an internet connection? Do you have to use a proxy to connect? Are you in a corporate environment where there might be a firewall issue?

Here is what I see when I run SDK Manager and wait a few minutes for it to initialize:


[Thumbnail for asdk.png]

Aanya Anna
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 21, 2012
Posts: 4
Thanks for all your suggestions. The issue got resolved when I added proxy settings to SDK Manager.

Thanks,
 
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