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When IBM sold IBM AntiVirus to Symantec, I received a copy of Symantec Norton AntiVirus.
It's OK. Virus updates are available and it seems to detect the current viruses that my Windows friend catch. But, and there's always a but, it insists on installing itself on the C: drive. I'd really rather have it on my D: drive. Can I do this?
Of course, the answer is yes. This is OS/2.
Since you already have the program installed, make sure it is shut down.
Then use the drives object and drag the Symantec folder to where you want it to live.
In my case this was d:\NavOS2. I'll use this in the examples that follow.
Open up the Norton AntiVirus folder and check the object properties.
Make sure the objects now point to the new location.
If you are starting Norton AntiVirus from the Startup folder, don't forget the check this object too.
For those of you lurkers that don't have Norton AntiVirus installed yet, just install it to
your preferred location. The installer will insist on installing the virus
definitions to c:\symantec. After installing, drag the c:\Symantec\Common
folder to d:\NavOS2\Common.
When you are done, you will have the following directory structure:
Now using your favorite .INI editor, find the entries for the following applications:
Change the pathnames in the key values to match the new locations. Don't forget to retain the trailing null (i.e. 0x00) at the end of each pathname.
Now find the file d:\NavOS2\DefLoc.Dat and change the value of the Location key to match the new location. In my example, the key becomes.
Verify that the program objects are pointing to the correct locations and you
are ready to go.
Oh, you want to know about LiveUpdate? Well, ask me next month.
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