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Renaming Your Computer Backup

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Home
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The CrashPlan app uses the information from your user account to assign a name for your computer. This tutorial shows how to change the name that CrashPlan assigned to your computer.

Changing the computer name

Your computer backup name is a label for you to distinguish one computer from another. The name itself has no effect on your backup. The name that you choose displays in email reports, CrashPlan web app, and within the CrashPlan app. You can change the name of your computer backup from several places, as described below.

From the CrashPlan app

  1. Go to Settings > General.
  2. From Name for this computer, enter the new name.

Changing The Computer Name

  1. Click Save.

From the CrashPlan web app

  1. Sign in to CrashPlan web app.
  2. Select the computer's name that you want to change.
  3. In the computer name field, enter the new computer name.

Computer Name Change

  1. Click Save.