Move Android Studio AVD folder to a new location

Default Android Virtual Device Manager (AVD) folder is located is in C:\Users\<user_name>\.android\avd. To move it to a new location perform following steps:

  • Close Android Studio
  • Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables
  • Add a new User variable:
    • Variable Name: ANDROID_SDK_HOME
    • Variable Value: D:\Android_SDK_HOME
      Replace D:\Android_SDK_HOME with the path you want become your new AVD folder root.
      The path you enter cannot be root folder of your Android SDK (but can be a subfolder).

Clear DNS Cache in Google Chrome

Google Chrome has its own internal DNS caching. To clear it:

Enter chrome://net-internals/#dns in the Google Chrome address bar and click Clear host cache button.

In some instances you may also need flush socket pools. This can be done at: chrome://net-internals/#sockets

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