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Code42 for Enterprise
CrashPlan for Enterprise

Incydr, yes.

CrashPlan for Enterprise, no.

Code42 for Enterprise, yes.

CrashPlan for Small Business, no.

This article applies to Code42 cloud environments.

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File categories reference


The Risk Exposure dashboard shows all of the file events that occurred across your organization broken down by file category groups. This data is organized by different subsets of file activity:

  • Endpoint activity: Summarizes file activity that occurred on the devices of your employees.
  • Cloud sharing: Shows all files in your cloud services that had permission changes, making them available via a direct link or public on the web.

To see file events broken down by File categoriessign in to the Code42 console.

For more information about the Risk Exposure dashboard, see: 

For permissions, licensing, and visibility considerations for the Risk Exposure dashboard, see Risk Exposure dashboard reference

File categories

File activity by file category

Item Description
a Endpoint activity Shows all endpoint file activity across your organization. File events include files moved to removable media or cloud sync folders, or viewed in a browser or other app.
b Cloud sharing Shows file activity where permissions were increased on a file in your cloud services, making the file shared publicly via direct link. This tab requires Code42 access to your cloud services.
c File category group

Shows the summary of file activity for the following file categories:

  • Business Documents
    • Documents
    • PDF
    • Presentations
    • Spreadsheets
  • Zip Files
    Common archive file formats including compressed files.
  • Source Code
    Common source code formats.
  • Multimedia 
    • Audio
    • Image
    • Video
  • Other
    • Executable
    • Script
    • Uncategorized (files that did not fit any category)
    • Virtual Disk Image

For more information about file categories, see Forensic Search file categories.

d Events Displays the count of total file events for a file category group. The default sort order is from the highest number of events to the lowest. 
e Events bar graph Shows a visual representation of the number of file events.
f Size Displays the total file size of file events for a file category group. 
g Activity preview Shows a visual representation of file activity for the selected timeframe.
h Forensic Search Investigate in Forensic Search Opens Forensic Search and pre-populates it with the selected timeframe and exposure type. Learn more about using Forensic Search.
i View event details View event details Click to view the details of file events for a file category group.
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