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To fix this problem, simply delete the debug.keystore file.

The default storage location for AVDs is

  • In ~/.android/ on OS X and Linux.
  • In C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\.android\ on Windows XP
  • In C:\Users\<user>\.android\ on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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Try this solution:

  1. go to folder C:\Users\(your pc name)\.android\

  2. delete debug.keystore file and then clean and run


For Windows XP go to C:\Documents and Settings\%userprofile%\.android and delete debug.keystore, restart Eclipse and now your project will build without the error.

Example path: C:\Documents and Settings\raja.ap\.android\ For other Windows versions, find your user folder and then delete the file.


Use the keytool utility to create a new debug keystore. The keystore that you are using has expired and that is the reason why you see the project shows up in eclipse with errors.

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Also before doing that delete the existing debug keystore from the location in Windows or Linux based on the OS you are using.

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