Default Data Directories

The default Nessus data directory contains logs, certificates, temporary files, database backups, plugins databases, and other automatically generated files.

Refer to the following table to determine the default data directory for your operating system.

Operating System

Directory

Linux

/opt/nessus/var/nessus

Windows

C:\ProgramData\Tenable\Nessus\nessus

Mac OS X

/Library/Nessus/run/var/nessus