Android SDK Manager Not Installing Components


Question

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. I installed the Android SDK Manager, and am now trying to install a platform like the Android Dev website suggests. Once I clicked install I got an error stating that the Manager could not create a temp folder within the Android directory. So I created it. Now I'm getting this error:

Downloading SDK Platform Android 2.3, API 9, revision 1 File not found: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk-windows\temp\android-2.3_r01-linux.zip (Access is denied)

There is also a little message under the progress bar that says "Done. Nothing was installed."

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, in case that's of any use.

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10/18/2011 6:05:18 PM

Accepted Answer

Try running Android Studio as an administrator, by right-clicking on the .exe and selecting "Run As Administrator".

Also, some anti-virus programs have been known to interfere with SDK Manager.

523
11/6/2018 12:12:01 PM

I was getting a similar permission issue and SDK Manager could not download and install new components. Error message was (I'm running Android Studio (I/O Preview) 0.2.9)

"Unable to create C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-studio\sdk\temp"

Although solution was infact what @william-tate's answer says, I could not run the 'SDK Manager' directly. It fails with message:

Failed to execute tools\android.bat The system cannot find the file specified.

Instead I ran the 'tools\android.bat' as Administrator, which in turn launched SDK Manager with same permissions which fixed the issue.

Hope this helps for someone who faces the issue I faced.


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