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I'm currently working on an app for my business and Android Studio is preventing me from completing the simplest task, building the app.

Even making a brand new project and building it as the template still gives me the same error that's below.

Timeout waiting to lock file content cache (G:\My Drive\TEI\app2\.gradle\4.6\fileContent). It is currently in use by another Gradle instance.

Owner PID: unknown

Our PID: 7396

Owner Operation: unknown

Our operation: 
Lock file: G:\My Drive\TEI\app2\.gradle\4.6\fileContent\fileContent.lock

I've even uninstalled and reinstalled Android Studio, restarted my computer and deleted the .gradle folder so a brand new one had to be made

Does anyone know why it keeps doing this?

Edit: I don't have any other gradle instances using the file, as far as I'm aware

  • Is it write protected for any reason? – var firstName Jan 11 at 21:10
  • I don’t think so, how would I check that? – Dillon Jan 12 at 1:13
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i don't know if you've figured it out yet or not but all i did was open a terminal window and type: sudo chmod 777 -R .android and then type: sudo chmod 777 -R (Location of Android Studio) just in case and it worked for me

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