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I've just installed Xamarin, to use C# on Android: on their tutorial about how to install the emulator here. I saw they installed Intel x86 Atom system image and ARM v7a system image, so I did the same and got this with both API 18 and 15, but only ARM vt7a (15) was successfully installed

Downloading ARM EABI v7a System Image, Android API 18, revision 2

Installing ARM ABIv7a System Image, Android API 18, revision 2

Failed to create directory C:/Program Files (x86)/Android/android-sdk-windows/system-images/android-18/armeabi-v7a

Downloading Intel x86 Atom System Image, Android API 18, revision 1

Installing Intel x86 Atom System Image, Android API 18, revision 1

Failed to create directory C:/Program Files (x86)/Android/android-sdk-windows/system-images/android-18/x86Done.

Nothing was installed.

I'm on win 8, 64-bit, do you think the problem is my laptop architecture?

  • Looks like an access right problem to me. Are you administrator on your box? – ce4 Oct 17 '13 at 14:50
  • I'm not a native english speaker: do you mean computer? if yes, yes, I am an administrator – maxpesa Oct 17 '13 at 14:53
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    Yes, your PC. Failed to create directory C:/Pr... looks like the SDK isn't allowed to write to this place – ce4 Oct 17 '13 at 14:57
  • you are right: i had to "run as administrator" SDK manager, it's a windows8 issue that I really hate – maxpesa Oct 17 '13 at 15:01
  • Posted this as an answer... – ce4 Oct 17 '13 at 15:08
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The SDK needs to be run as admistrator to be able to write those files.

Just retry and run it with elevated rights.

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