Thursday, May 20, 2021

Fix Android Studio error: Missing essential plugin:

Just update Android Studio 4.2.1, but fail to run with error of: 

Missing essential plugin: 
Please reinstall Android Studio from scratch. 

Here how I fix it in my case, Android Studio 4.2.1 on Windows 10:

Search and delete "C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Google\AndroidStudio4.X\disabled_plugins.txt"

There are two in my setup:

I delete both disabled_plugins.txt and re-start Android Studio.