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Temp folder for archives being scanned
« on: April 19, 2004, 08:32:58 PM »
I mean the folder where archieves to be scanned are temporary extracted to. Can I change it? I need to do it because on c: too little space left and I want avast! to extract archieves to another logical drive.

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Re:Temp folder for archives being scanned
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2004, 09:07:50 PM »
Change the TEMP environment variable. Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables.
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Re:Temp folder for archives being scanned
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2004, 09:55:34 PM »
Thanks.

So, avast! doesn't have its own setting for temp directory. It is bad.
Is it possible to follow your advice in win98SE? (I couldn't find where environment variables are set in this OS). Will I have to edit registry?
Anyway, this will redirect all data which before should be placed in the "windows\temp" folder. Am I right? I think you'd better make this setting own for avast!

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Re:Temp folder for archives being scanned
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2004, 10:12:02 PM »
Under Win98, you can set it in c:\autoexec.bat

TEMP=<temp_path>
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Re:Temp folder for archives being scanned
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2004, 04:42:18 AM »
Under Win98, you can set it in c:\autoexec.bat

TEMP=<temp_path>

In addition:
TMP=<temp_path>

Try to write the path at the short (DOS) way (8 characters between each slash).  ;)

Vlk, don't we have an avast4.ini file value for it?  ;D

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Re:Temp folder for archives being scanned
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2004, 08:17:46 AM »
No, it's really taken from the system variable (and cannot be overriden AFAIK).
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