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Working Folder

The working folder is a file-based storage that also keeps operational information (configuration files of the product components, log files, and other data). To ensure audit trail continuity, Netwrix Auditor also caches some audit data locally in its working folder for a short period (up to 30 days) prior to storing it to the Long-Term Archive or audit database.

By default, the working folder is located at C:\ProgramData\Netwrix Auditor\ShortTerm.

In busy environments and during activity peaks, working folder size may grow significantly and require up to 1 TB, so plan for this file-based storage accordingly. To track the working folder capacity, you can use the Working Folder widget of the Health Status dashboard. See Netwrix Auditor Working Folder for more information.

If you want to change the working folder default location, it is recommended to contact Netwrix technical support for instructions on running the specially designed utility.

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