[android-studio] Where is adb.exe in windows 10 located?

I installed android studio 1.5 on windows 10.

When I type in command line:


I get command not found.

Where can I get it from or where is it installed?

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The answer is

It is located in the AppData hidden folder


From l33t's comment below you may use the following shortcut:


If you just want to run adb command. Open command prompt and run following command:

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\platform-tools\adb devices

NOTE: Make sure to replace <user_name> in above command.

If you are not able to find platform-tools folder, please open SDK Manager and install "Android SDK Platform-Tools" from SDK Tools tab.

I know the question was in the context of "android studio 1.5", but I found this answer and have Xamarin installed.

In this case, the location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools

Open a cmd window and type where adb.exe

For me


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I have taken snapshot of adb.exe directory. I hope it helps you best,

if you know SDK'path on your system, (by default, it's in /users/appdata/local/Android/...

then, open platform-tools or platform/platform-tools and launch cmd...

it's there you can write adb

You can find it here:


To save yourself the hassle in the future, add it to your path:

  1. Click 'Start'.
  2. Type 'Edit environment variables for your account', and click it.
  3. Double click PATH.
  4. Click 'New'.
  5. Paste that path in.
  6. Click 'OK', click 'OK', and restart any command prompts you have open.

  • Open android studio

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  • Press configure or if project opens go to settings enter image description here

  • lookup Android SDK shown in picture enter image description here

  • You can see your Android SDK Location. Open file in file explorer to that location.

  • Add this to end or direct through to this


full path on my pc is :


Got it to work go to the local.properties file under your build.gradle files to find out the PATH to your SDK, from the SDK location go into the platform-tools folder and look and see if you have adb.exe.

If not go to http://adbshell.com/downloads and download ADB KITS. Copy the zip folder's contents into the platform-tools folder and re-make your project.

I didn't need to update the PATH in the Extended Controls Settings section on the emulator, I left Use detected ADB location settings on. Hope this makes this faster for you !

Since you already have Android Studio installed, and require the environment variable ANDROID_HOME to be set, the easy way to do this is to add %ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools to your path.

You can look in C:\android\sdk\platform-tools . This was where I found it on my computer.

Mine was in: C:\NVPACK\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools

You'll find it in the AppData folder if you choose to install it in the default location. Otherwise, it will be located at the folder where you installed your Android SDK/platform-tools folder.

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