Sdk Manager won't launch in Android Studio-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

If I choose Tools > Android > SDK Manager from the menu, or click the SDK Manager icon on the tool bar, nothing happens. What can I do to correct the problem?

How to solve:

I had the same problem. When checking the {SDK}/tools/android it said it couldn’t create a file, and I noticed it was in a location that needed admin approval.

When launching android studio, launch it as administrator then try it. Fixed it for me.


Did you check {SDK}/tools/android launch?


In my case, after a failed update 0.3 -> 0.59, I had clean-installed (unzipped) the wrong version (update only, which started just fine, but without SDKs), I had to reinstall the bundle version to even have SDK manager.


My sdk manager was working, well, it seems to be working, but as soon as I started to download anything – showed me errors, something like “didnt create directory..” so solution was simple and easy – run as administrator. Or you can just change exe file to run as administrator in properties of this file 😉


Your Path environment variable doesn’t contain C:\Windows\System32. Please try adding it and your error will be resolved!


Launch Android Studio as administrator and disable your anti-virus and try again. My comodo internet security was creating the trouble.


For ubuntu users,change the permission of {SDK}/tools/android to read/write for all users

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