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Open the CrashPlan app

Overview

The CrashPlan app is designed to run in the background quietly, so most of the time you won't know it's there. Here's how to open the app on your device if you forget where to find it. 

Windows

To open the CrashPlan app from the Windows menu:

  1. Click the Windows menu in the lower-left corner (or press the Windows key on your keyboard).
  2. Click All apps (or type "CrashPlan" in the Windows search field).
  3. Select CrashPlan.

To open the CrashPlan app from the Windows notification area:

  1. Click the up-arrow icon in the lower-right corner.
  2. Double-click the CrashPlan icon (or right-click the CrashPlan icon and select Show Application).  CrashPlan for Home logo

Mac

To open the CrashPlan app from the Applications folder:

  1. Open the Applications folder.
  2. Select CrashPlan

To open the CrashPlan app from the menu bar:

  1. Click the CrashPlan app logo. CrashPlan menu bar logo
  2. Select Show Code42 CrashPlan

To open the CrashPlan app with Spotlight:

  1. Press Command-Space bar to open the Spotlight search bar. 
  2. Type "CrashPlan."
  3. Press Enter or select the CrashPlan app from the list of applications. 

Linux

In Ubuntu or Red Hat, the CrashPlan app icon is added to the desktop by default when you install the app. To open the CrashPlan app, double-click the icon. 

In Ubuntu, you can also click the Dash icon (home button in the upper-left corner) and type "CrashPlan" to find the app. 

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