By default, Acunetix is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Acunetix {version}. However, this location can be changed at installation time. Furthermore, Acunetix stores all its data in C:\ProgramData\Acunetix {version}. This includes the Acunetix database as well as file uploads such as Login Sequences.

If you are having trouble finding your Acunetix installation, you can run the following command in Command Prompt or PowerShell.

reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Acunetix Ltd.\Acunetix {version}"

By default, Acunetix logs are stored in C:\ProgramData\Acunetix {version}\logs. However, this location can be changed by modifying the following lines in C:\ProgramData\Acunetix {version}\settings.ini.

logging.file.file_name=C:\ProgramData\Acunetix {version}\logs\wvs.log
wvs.temp_dir=C:\ProgramData\Acunetix {version}\logs

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  • How can I alter this structure and have one common folder for everything? I am the only admin on my laptop, and do not require this kind of folder setup.

    In addition, is it possible to change the location of this folder? I prefer to keep my personal files on a separate drive, and not the windows-assigned one.


  • Hi Mike

    Currently you cannot alter the particular structure. As described above the particular structure was made to allow non admin users to use Acunetix WVS without any restrictions. Acunetix WVS, automatically chooses the particular directories and folders and cannot be altered.


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  • Hi Chrysostomos,

    Any latest update on files and folders structure alterations? I’m having trouble with disk space.

    Thank you.

  • Hi Alan

    No changes have been occurred as regards the file and folder structure except the FalsePositives.xml file which has been moved to the common Documents folder.


    • Hi Chrysostomos,

      We have known False Positives that keep occuring in our Scans, and would like to save these for future scanning. Is this possible with Acunetix 8.

  • Hi There

    We have known False Positives that keep occuring in our Scans, and would like to save these for future scanning. Is this possible with Acunetix 8.

  • Hi @Alan, @Mark

    If there are any false positives in the scan results you can mark them as False Positives and these will be stored in the FalsePositives.xml file under ‘C:Users\DocumentsAcunetix WVS 8’ directory.

    When you mark any alerts as False Positives for a specific website then Acunetix WVS will not report these alerts in any future scans unless you remove them from the False Positive state.

    You can control the False Positives in Acunetix WVS under the following section Tools Explorer > Configuration > Application Settings > False Positives.


  • Hi all.

    Someone here can tell me the technical explanation about: /Saved Scan Result/ Scan Data (check box)

    • Hi,

      You can configure Acunetix to automatically save the scan results in .wvs format by configuring a location in in the Saved Scan Results > Scan Data folder.

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