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02: Installing CrashPlan

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Home
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Overview

Start by installing the CrashPlan app on one of your computers. The CrashPlan app is what you'll use to tell CrashPlan what, when, where, and how to back up. You can also use it to restore files, view what's backed up, and troubleshoot issues if they arise.

Download and install

You can download the CrashPlan app installer from our website using any web browser. The website automatically detects which operating system you are using and recommends the installer that's right for you.

Download CrashPlan

Windows

Once you've downloaded the installer file, open it and click Yes to let the program make changes to your computer. A setup wizard opens to walk you through the process from start to finish.

Setup Wizard Windows

Mac

Once you've downloaded the installer file, open it and double-click the CrashPlan logo to begin installation. A setup wizard opens to walk you through the process from start to finish.

Mac Setup Wizard

Linux

Are you a Linux user? We've got some special installation tips for you in our complete installation tutorial.

What's next?

Congrats, you're on your way to protecting your digital life! Now, let's set up your account and start your free 30-day trial of the premium features that come with a CrashPlan for Home subscription. Click Next below to continue the getting started guide.