Android gradle build failure any ideas?

Hi for my Ionic Extension run of android (web works well). I select my device ie Pixel 3a emulator, but I get following error from gradle build

  • What went wrong:
    Project directory ‘C:…\myReactIonicApp\android’ is not part of the build defined by settings file ‘C:…\myReactIonicApp\settings.gradle’. If this is an unrelated build, it must have its own settings file

I have a simple settings.gradle file in the root project folder am I missing something? = ‘myReactIonicApp’