Who is this article for?
CrashPlan for Small Business, no.
Code42 for Enterprise, yes.
Link: Product plans and features.
This article applies to version 4.
Under certain circumstances on Windows, CrashPlan's real-time file watcher does not identify changed files in your backup selection if files are removed and then re-added in a different case. However, CrashPlan's daily scan will still back up the entire file selection once per day, regardless of case.
If all your files are not backed up in real time, see Real-Time Changes Not Detected.
Version 4 is no longer supported. See Real-time changes not detected due to case sensitivity for the latest version of this content.
Code42 for Enterprise on Windows
This issue may affect your backups in a few situations that are uncommon in everyday use of CrashPlan. For example:
- You configure your file selection to back up a folder
- You delete that folder
- You create a folder in the same place with the same name, but a different case (such as
- The real-time file watcher does not monitor the new folder
Change the file path on the device
You can resolve this issue by changing the actual file path on the device.
- Locate the affected file or folder on your device
- Change the file or folder to the name and case that CrashPlan expects
- You can view your backed up files to see what name and case CrashPlan expects.
The CrashPlan app does not support backups of UNC file paths (such as //SERVERNAME/Users/). If you include UNC paths in the backup file selection, the files appear to back up properly, but those files cannot be restored.
File selections must use an absolute path with a drive letter (such as C:/Users/) to make sure the files are backed up and restorable.
Change the file selection on the device
You can remove the files from your backup selection and then reselect the files to force CrashPlan to accept the case of the new file path.
Deselecting files is a destructive, irreversible action. Once a file, drive, or directory has been deselected, you cannot restore that information. Unlike deleted files, you cannot restore deselected files by restoring from a date prior to deselecting the files.