Tuesday, April 30, 2013

ADB is Not Recognized as an internal or external command Fix

ADB is Not Recognized as an internal or external command Fix

Some of you are facing problems with Path, because of that you will see the error as below. Even though it is basic lot of people asking this same question. Hence posting this tutorial to fix this error.

In Windows --> Click Start --> Run --> cmd

When you run adb in the command prompt you will see an error as below

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

To fix this error you need the Android SDK if you don't have it please follow the steps below,

Open the browser and navigate to http://developer.android.com/index.html

Click the Get the SDK as shown in the above image

Click Download the SDK as shown in the above image

Check the checkbox for the license agreement, Select 32 or 64 bit based on your operating systtem.
Click the download SDK link.

Wait patiently until the download is complete.

My machine is a 64 bit Windows, hence the file downloaded is adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130219.zip

The zip file contains the following folders eclipse & sdk.

I have extracted to the following location in my machine

Hence i have the following in the path 



You can see that adb.exe is in the location C:\Users\MOHAMMED\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools

Execute the following commands in the command prompt and run adb it will be recognized now.

set ANDROID_PLATFORM_TOOLS="C:\Users\MOHAMMED\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools"

set ANDROID_TOOLS="C:\Users\MOHAMMED\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\tools"


To Fix it permanently set in the environment variable 

Right Click My Computer --> Click Properties 

Click Advanced System Settings 

Click Environment Variables

Click New  as below, 


Variable Value: C:\Users\MOHAMMED\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools

Variable name: ANDROID_TOOLS

Variable Value: C:\Users\MOHAMMED\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\tools

Edit the Path variable if it exist, else create a new variable Path 

Variable name: Path


adb should be working on command prompt and 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file is resolved now.


  1. Thanks man.. It helps me alot

  2. didnt fix it. 0/10

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