McAfee Agent files and folders

When you install the agent, the files are stored in different locations depending on the operating system.

Folder content Operating system Location
Installation files Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
<PROGRAMFILES>\McAfee\Agent
Linux /opt/McAfee/agent/
Macintosh /Library/McAfee/agent
Data files Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
<Documents and Settings>\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Agent

If the operating system does not have a Documents and Settings folder, the default location is <System_Drive>\ProgramData\McAfee\Agent.

Linux and Macintosh /var/McAfee/agent/
Configuration and management information (including GUID and agent version) needed to manage products Linux and Macintosh /etc/ma.d/
Script for starting and stopping the agent manually and when called by the system. Linux /etc/init.d/ma
Macintosh /Library/StartupItems/ma
Installation log files Windows
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
%TEMP%\McAfeeLogs
Agent log files Windows
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
<Documents and Settings>\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Agent\Logs

If the operating system does not have a Documents and Settings folder, the default location is <System_Drive>\ProgramData\McAfee\Agent\Logs.

Linux and Macintosh /var/McAfee/agent/logs
Peer-to-peer repository path Windows
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
<Documents and Settings>\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Agent\data\mcafeeP2P

If the operating system does not have a Documents and Settings folder, the default location is <System_Drive>\ProgramData\McAfee\Agent\data\McAfeeP2P.

Linux and Macintosh /var/McAfee/agent/data/McAfeeP2P
Lazy cache repository path Windows
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
<Documents and Settings>\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Agent\data\McAfeeHttp

If the operating system does not have a Documents and Settings folder, the default location is <System_Drive>\ProgramData\McAfee\Agent\data\McAfeeHttp.

Linux and Macintosh /var/McAfee/agent/data/McAfeeHttp
Database path Windows
  • Windows 7–10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
<Documents and Settings>\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Agent\DB

If the operating system does not have a Documents and Settings folder, the default location is <System_Drive>\ProgramData\McAfee\Agent\DB.

Linux and Macintosh /var/McAfee/agent/db