Disclaimer: I am the lead developer of Droid Explorer.
I do not use the Android Studio SDK, nor do I have it installed. But what I can tell you is the following:
To be considered a valid android SDK for Droid Explorer to use, it has to meet the following criteria:
adb.exe must exist in the
- It can also exist in
/sdk-path/tools directory, as this is where it originally was located.
/sdk-path/platforms there must be at least 1 platform. It will be named something like android-23.
- Droid Explorer installer will check
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Android SDK Tools\. If it finds a value there, it will set that as the initial directory of the SDK. It will still verify the tools in the directory.
- Droid Explorer will also check that
aapt.exe exists in the /sdk-path/build-tools directory.
If Android Studio SDK does not meet these requirements, then it will not validate the SDK as valid. These checks are made because Droid Explorer uses these tools, and even others in these directories.
The best way to get Droid Explorer to work is to install the SDK using the official SDK installer. You can set up Android Studio to use that path for the SDK.