Can't see Android Emulator when apparently it already is running


I am trying to start learning how to develop Android apps, and I tried to make a new project and navigate through Android Studio. I tried using the Emulator by creating a new virtual device and running my new test project with it, but no matter what i seem to do it never actually does anything once I click the "Run" button on both the AVD Manager and the main one you see on the top right area of Android Studio.

I keep seeing this after i try to click the Run button again after not seeing anything happen

I keep seeing this after i try to click the Run button again after not seeing anything happen. and i can’t seem to delete any of the files this is pointing to since Windows keeps complaining its being used by another application even after I close Android Studio and terminate adb.exe

I’ve been looking around for an answer and i’ve found things like "Uncheck Enable ADB Integration", or "Changing the Emulated Performance Graphics to Hardware/Software", but a lot of these answers are from threads that are 3+ years old so I don’t think these are applicable anymore. can someone provide some insight to how to get this working? I am using Android Studio 3.6.3

PS: I want to make it clear that even after i restart my pc and delete these so called "*.lock" files, this changes absolutely nothing


this is a paste from my other thread on StackExchange:

following Robert’s advice I opted to install a copy of Genymotion Personal Edition and linked it to Android Studio via the Genymotion Plugin that was available to install.

see here for installing:

If you do not see an additional icon pop up like described in the page then you will want to (in the case of versions around 3.6.3) enable the Toolbar via View>Appearance>Toolbar

This seems to at least link up fine for me with Android Studio, but overall does not really answer the question as to why the emulator via AVD does not function.

If no one seems to be able to share that knowledge, then I suppose will pick this one as the best answer.

Thanks to Robert again for mentioning Genymotion.

Answered By – user3696118

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