Default File Locations
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Default File Locations
These tables describe the default location where the WatchGuard applications and servers will look for
their data files or for data files created by users (such as Firebox configuration files). In some cases, the
default location changes, depending on the last place the application opened a file of a similar type. In
these cases, the application remembers the last place the file was read/written and looks in that location
Since it is possible to configure the Windows operating system (OS) to put these directories on different
disk drives, you must determine the exact location of these files based on the configuration of Windows
on your computer.
It is also possible to configure log files to be kept in a different directory than other installation files. If
you change the default location of log files, these default locations do not apply.
If you are using an OS version that is not English, you must translate directory names (such as “Docu-
ments and Settings” or “Program Files” to the match the OS language you use.
Certificates C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared WatchGuard\certs
(Except for certificates used by the Log Server, the Management Server,
and the Certificate Authority)
WatchGuard Applications C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\wsm8\
Shared Application
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WatchGuard\wsm8\
Management Server Data C:\Documents and Settings\WatchGuard\dvcp\
Certificate Authority Data C:\Documents and Settings\WatchGuard\wmserver\wgca\
WebBlocker Server Data C:\Documents and Settings\WatchGuard\
Application Specific Data
(Internal Operational Data)
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\WatchGuard\
<username> = the Windows username for the current user
Shared Application Data
(Internal Operational Data)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WatchGuard\
Future Product Upgrade
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WatchGuard\Resources
Help Files (Fireware) C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\wsm8\help\
Help Files (WFS) C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\wsm8\wfs\
File Type Location
Quick Setup Wizard
Operation File Type Default Location
Write Application Log C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application
Write Firebox Config
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\My
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