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Change liveupdate download location

Created: 24 Sep 2013 | 6 comments

My C:\ drive is full.

How to change the liveupdate default location to some other location ?

 

 

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.Brian's picture

You cannot change the virus definition location. It is hard-coded into SEP.

You can try moving to a new drive

How to use a new Drive or Partition to host the Symantec Endpoint Protection content directory without reinstalling

Article:TECH103808  |  Created: 2008-01-25  |  Updated: 2012-05-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103808

 

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redstanr's picture

Brian,

Thanks. However I am using the Norton Antivirus product.

The document shows how to remap the contents under "Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager".

Searches in Win XP registry did not pull anything relevant to a directory location.

Like you said, it is hard-coded in the product.

Kicked off the liveupdate and tried to figure out which directory it was writing to.

No luck.

The directory under C:\Prog Files\Norton Antivirus\ did not grow.

It was 50 MB while starting the liveupdate and remained constant.

Assumed to find anything in Doc & Settings\Downloads and did not find anything there either.

Long story short, I looked hard enough and cleared around 1 GB from old installs/ downloads and got around liveupdate download whatever it wanted.

Maybe you can still post the exact directory where Norton writes to on a win XP machine. My Norton version is 18.7.1.3.

Will help those who run into the same issue.

Thanks for your solution though.

I can see how it can be used to circumvent other software that locks in the C drive ;-)

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

.Brian's picture

Sorry thought you were using SEP.

You can post over on the Norton forums:

http://community.norton.com/

But I've also heard this location cannot be changed for Norton as well. This forum should best help you though.

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redstanr's picture

Brian and whoever is reading this thread.

Clarification on my previous post on why I could not use Brian's solution.

Brian's documentation has a reference to directory called Symantec\...\...

On my win XP machine it is installed under C:\Prog Files\Norton AntiVirus\

Without knowing the exact directory where Norton is downloading the new antivirus definitions it is hard to map to a new volume/new drive.