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Adopting The Correct Archive

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Home
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When adopting a computer, you want to select the correct backup archive. In some cases, you might have an old archive that was forgotten or replaced. This article will help you identify which computer to adopt.

Identifying the correct version

You can identify which computer to adopt in three different ways:

  • Computer name
  • Time of last backup
  • Archive size

The screenshot below shows what the adoption screen looks like if you have multiple computers:

Adopt Options

Adopting the correct version

To select the archive:

  1. Click the name of the archive you wish to adopt
  2. Click Ok
    CrashPlan synchronizes the file selection on your computer with what is stored on the destination.