Android Eclipse Emulator SDK

Eclipse – “invalid command-line parameter: Files\Android\android-sdk\tools/emulator-arm.exe”

After Android SDK update, when you try to launch the Emulator from Eclipse show this error message:
[… – Emulator] invalid command-line parameter: FilesAndroidandroid-sdktools/emulator-arm.exe.
[… – Emulator] Hint: use ‘@foo’ to launch a virtual device named ‘foo’.
[… – Emulator] please use -help for more information


In Eclipse go to menu Window -> Preferences -> Android
Change SDK Location
C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk
then click Apply and OK.

Like ahmed said in his comment:
“You have do change the path to the Android SDK to have it without spaces at all.” 😉

Alternative Solution: by Brandon Peters (@cisox):
Create a symlink between the android-sdk folder in C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\AndroidSDK:

Start Command Prompt Window (Start -> Run -> cmd) and execute the following command:

mklink /D C:AndroidSDK “C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk”

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Android Cygwin NDK

Cygwin – “ERROR: You are using a non-Cygwin compatible Make program.”

“ERROR: You are using a non-Cygwin compatible Make program.
Currently using: C:/cygwin/bin/make


Follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the Cygwin ‘make’ package is installed.
    NOTE: You will need GNU Make 3.81 or later!

  2. Define the GNUMAKE environment variable to point to it, as in:

export GNUMAKE=/usr/bin/make

  1. Call ‘ndk-build’ again.”

If the ‘make’ is installed, this error probably stems from a bug. You need to move your ndk to a folder that does not have spaces in the path as well as your project.

For example:
C:\Program Files\Android\android-ndk-r5c

Then define the GNUMAKE environment variable as described in the error message text.

Alternative Solution: by AntonK:

Define the PATH to it using DOS-like notation:


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