Android Nor Ant Being Recognized From Terminal


Hoping I can get a little help.

I have followed all the steps in the Windows setup tutorial mentioned on the Ionic Framework homepage and up until the presenter says to type “android” into the command prompt. When I try to run the command android, or ant -v, it is not being recognized.

Here is my PATH (C:\Users\coryldean\AppData\Roaming\npm; C:\xampp\AndroidSDK\sdk\platform-tools; C:\xampp\AndroidSDK\sdk\tools; C:\xampp\ApacheAnt\bin; C:\xampp\nodejs)

I have ensured java installed by running java -version in the command prompt and I get java version "1.8.0_20"
I have ensured node.js is installed by running node -v in the command prompt and I get v0.10.32

Neither ant -v or android is recognized.


P.S. I restarted 3 times just in case. :slight_smile: and I posted this question on the youtube page and was responded to with the following, by the Ionic account: "Mention @mhartington, he’ll be able to help out "

Also, even though java is being recognized as it is, does it the java bin directory HAVE to be in PATH with the other directories?

Thanks in advance!


Hey there, happy to see you got the youtube comment!

So android on windows setup is rough, so this is a common thing.

Just want to make sure that everything has been set up correctly, can you read over this post?

A bit more in depth


Well, I am following the instructions on the link you sent and the command prompt is still not recognizing ant or android commands.

I am able to run the Android SDK manager from the actual directory I installed it to. I even ran the Android SDK Manager and updated everything, but it’s still not recognized in the command prompt.

Again, here is the PATH variable. Maybe I am missing something?

C:\Users\coryldean\AppData\Roaming\npm; C:\xampp\AndroidSDK\sdk\platform-tools; C:\xampp\AndroidSDK\sdk\tools; C:\xampp\ApacheAnt\bin; C:\xampp\nodejs; C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_20\bin


Hmm then it has to do with the paths to the sdk

Try this