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Can't Delete AVD from AVD Manager in Android Studio

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am running Android Studio on OS X Yosemite. I am trying to simply delete an AVD from Android Studio AVD Manager. Every time I attempt to delete it I get the message “The selected AVD is currently running in the Emulator. Please exit the emulator instance and try deleting again.” The problem is that the emulator is NOT running. I even closed down all the studio and rebooted the computer. It still says the same thing. Anybody seen this before? I would really like to remove the AVD.

Thanks in Advance!

How to&Answers:

Search for *.lock folders under .android folder and delete those. This should tell Android studio that the AVD is not running.

Answer:

On Android studio go to: Tool > Android > AVD Manager,
on the action column you can delete your avd

Answer:

To stop the emulator of android that is running background in the system and to delete the emulator just go the

C:\user\username\.android\avd

delete the folder and restart the IDE.
Now when you go for the emulator AVD it will ask for the new AVD to create.

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For Linux users:

Go to the .android folder (it should be in your home folder, ctrl+h to show hidden files), go to the avd folder (cd ~/.android/avd from the command line). Delete whichever avd you want to. Then restart Android Studio.

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In Linux/*nix and OSX:

Find the .android folder in your $HOME directory.

1) In .android there should be a avd folder
2) In the avd folder should be one or multiple .ini file and a corresponding *.avd virtual device folder.
3) Delete both the .ini file and the .avd folder you want to get rid of.
4) Return to the Android sdk and AVD manager.

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For those asking about the location of .android folder.
I found mine at this path

C:\Users\MaTrix\ .android

then you will find an avd folder. This folder contain the *.lock files StoneBird talked about.

Answer:

I had an issue were I couldn’t delete the files in the folder located at:

C:\Users[your_comp_name_goes_here].android\avd[your_emulator_device]\hardware-qemu.ini.lock

You cannot delete this file even if you close AndroidStudio and some other bug sending programs that didn’t even close after you close AndroidStudio

There is a file called ‘pid’ inside the hardware-qemu.ini.lock folder that you can open up with notepad and it gives you the number of the process number. Go into task manager>Details tab>order by PID by clicking on the columb>search for the PID>end process; The process name should be something like quemu?????.exe I think.

After that, your AndroidStudio will no longer be locked. Maybe you could of solved it with a restart too.

Answer:

Using command line, first lists all avd’s and then you delete using the avd name, by example:

avdmanager -v list

avdmanager -v delete avd -n "android-26"

Answer:

Click on avd manager icon when window opens there is drop down arrow on clicking it a drop down menu will open in that click the option view system file now left click on file click on data then delete pidgin file.

Answer:

Go to AVD manager and select emulator which gonna be delete an press OK
For more information
https://developer.android.com/studio/run/managing-avds

Answer:

On Android studio go to: Tool > Android > AVD Manager, on the action column you should click to “Stop” and after that you can delete that device

Answer:

Currently in AVD Manager it’s also possible just to click Stop and will do it for you.

Then you just play the emulator again.

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