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Screen Capture DDMS ADB Problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JPiLLa, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. JPiLLa

    JPiLLa Newbie
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    Ok guys I need some help trying to take screen captures of my phone. Everytime I run the ddms.bat file I get an error message: "Failed to get the adb version: Cannot run program "adb": CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified."

    I've gone through all of the instructions and have searched the forums without any answers. Can anyone help?

    Unrooted HTC Incredible running Android 2.2

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  2. JPiLLa

    JPiLLa Newbie
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    has nobody else really had this problem? :(
  3. JPiLLa

    JPiLLa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Originally Posted by paulmz [​IMG]

    The first (and only) thing I can think of is to make sure that you have all of the files (like the ADB) in the correct place:


    Make sure you're not missing anything.

    Special thanks to paulmz!! the adb, adb2inapi, and adbwinusbapi files were not in the tools folder. I have no idea why they don't default there when you install the package.
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  4. ksfrogman

    ksfrogman Newbie

    I too am having the same exact problem. I've been trying to install this over the past two days and it is anything but "easy peasy." My tools folder is missing all the adb files. So where do I get them?
  5. ksfrogman

    ksfrogman Newbie

    Okay, I just figured out where the files were. For the benefit of others who are trying to do this on an HTC Incredible (Not rooted), the best instructions I found were here:

    The Android Blog - Take Screenshots On HTC Droid Incredible Without Rooting

    The only thing that wasn't detailed was where those missing adb files were. I found them in my android-sdk-r08-windows>android-sdk-windows>platform-tools.

    I grabbed the adb, AdbWinApi.dll, and AdbWinUsbApi.dll files and moved them from the platform tools folder into the tools folder. It all works now! Yay!
  6. NorthstarNerd

    NorthstarNerd Lurker

    Thanks ... this was the missing link in setting up my HTC Incredible ... transferring the ADB files.
  7. alpharomeoair

    alpharomeoair Newbie

    thanks! you are right, mine is also works now!
  8. Androinikos

    Androinikos Lurker

    Thanks for the help - works great now!
  9. Calikid1975

    Calikid1975 Newbie

    Mine works now as well !! I've spent the last two days trying to figure this out.. Now if I can just learn how to use it an read it.. (screen capture part is Piece of cake) but mine looks like its processing things when the phone is sleeping ???
  10. GrabScents

    GrabScents Lurker

    May be a silly question..but, how do you transfer the ADB files?? Not seeing a cut option.

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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