Android Studio: Default project directory

At some point I too tried to do this, but the Android Studio doesn’t work quite like Eclipse does.

It’s simpler: if you create a project at, say /home/USER/Projects/AndroidStudio/MyApplication from there on all new projects will default to /home/USER/Projects/AndroidStudio.

You can also edit ~/.AndroidStudioPreview/config/options/ide.general.xml (in linux) and change the line that reads <option name="lastProjectLocation" value="$USER_HOME$/AndroidStudioProjects" /> to <option name="lastProjectLocation" value="$USER_HOME$/Projects/AndroidStudio" />, but be aware that as soon as you create a project anywhere else this will change to that place and all new projects will default to it.

Hope this helps, but the truth is there really isn’t much more to it other than what I explained here.

Let me know if you need anything else.

This may be what you want.
Settings -> Appearance & Behavior -> System Settings > Project Opening > Default Directory

  1. Open ‘Preferences’
  2. Select System Settings -> Project Opening
  3. Set ‘Default Directory’ where you want.

It worked for me. I tried Android Studio 3.5.

I found an easy way:

  1. Open a new project;
  2. Change the project location name by typing and not the Browse… button;
  3. The Next button will appear now.

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