How do I change the directory MetaDefender Core uses for archive extraction?

MetaDefender Core uses a temporary directory in order to process files. By default, the temporary directory used is C:\Windows\Temp. You can change this directory from the MetaDefender Core Management Console. You can also set a secondary temporary directory within MetaDefender Core product if needed. Use this second temporary directory if you think that the primary temporary directory will not have enough space to hold all the files submitted to MetaDefender Core while they are being processed.

You can change the directory Metadefender Core uses for archive extraction to a location either on a RAM drive or a hard disk. Here is a KB article explaining how to set up a RAM drive. To change the directory location, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the MetaDefender Core Management Console and navigate to Configuration > Scan Configuration.

  2. Change the location of the Primary Temp Directory, which by default is C:\Windows\TEMP.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Restart the Metascan service.

This article applies to MetaDefender Core v3
This article was last updated on 2017-12-20.
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