Default keystore file does not exist?

You must be providing the wrong path to the debug.keystore file.

Follow these steps to get the correct path and complete your command:

  1. In eclipse, click the Window menu -> Preferences -> Expand Android -> Build
  2. In the right panel, look for: Default debug keystore:
  3. Select the entire box next to the label specified in Step 2

And finally, use the path you just copied from Step 3 to construct your command:

For example, in my case, it would be:

C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin>keytool -list -v -keystore “C:\Users\Siddharth\debug.keystore” -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android


If you had already followed the steps mentioned above, the only other solution is to delete the debug.keystore and let Eclipse recreate it for you.

Step 1: Go to the path where your keystore is stored. In your case, C:\Users\Suresh\.android\debug.keystore

Step 2: Close and restart Eclipse.

Step 3 (Optional): You may need to clean your project before the debug.keystore is created again.


You can refer to this for the part about deleting your debug.keystore file: “Debug certificate expired” error in Eclipse Android plugins

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