When the emulator launches but does not find an existing user data image in
the active AVD's storage area, it creates a new one from a default version
included in the SDK. The default user data image is read-only. The image
files are read-only.
The emulator provides the
-system <dir> startup option to
let you override the location under which the emulator looks for the default
user data image.
The emulator also provides a startup option that lets you override the name
of the default user data image, as described in the table below. When you use the
option, the emulator looks in the default directory, or in a custom location
(if you specified
|The initial user-data disk image
-initdata <file>. Also see
-data <file>, below.