studio - setup android on eclipse but don't know SDK directory

steps to setup android sdk in eclipse (6)


The Eclipse ADT plugin is no longer supported, as per this announcement in June 2015.

The Eclipse ADT plugin has many known bugs and potential security bugs that will not be fixed.

You should immediately switch to use Android Studio, the official IDE for Android.

For help transitioning your projects, read Migrate to Android Studio.

According to the beginner guide, to setup the ADT Plugin, one of the procedures is

For the SDK Location in the main panel, click Browse... and locate your downloaded SDK directory.

I went to Program Files, found Android directory, but none of those works. Upon research, I found out that Android developers have warned me to take note of the SDK directory, which I didn't.

Now my question is, how do I get that directory path? I don't want to reinstall the SDK, and then install the updates (lots of mess...)

Thanks for the help!


That exe that you guys wanted me to look for is indeed inside platform-tools.

I installed Android SDK, and it gives me Android SDK Manager. So I am guessing I had the right thing installed on my PC.

I found it in this location:


May be i am too much late here and question is already answered, but this may help those who still cannot find sdk location. Open eclipse, click window tab it will show a drop down menu, click preferences, in preferences window click Android, here u go Sdk location is right in front of u copy the address :)

Search (Ctrl+F) your harddrive(s) for: SDK Manager.exe or adb.exe

The path to the SDK is:


This can be used in Eclipse after you replace USERNAME with your Windows user name.

You can search your hard drive for one of the programs that's installed with the SDK. For instance, if you search for aapt.exe or adb.exe, they will be in the platform-tools directory underneath the installation directory (which is what you're after).