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Code42 for EnterpriseSee product plans and features
CrashPlan for Small Business 

CrashPlan for Small Business, yes.

Code42 for Enterprise, yes.

Link: Product plans and features.

This article applies to version 6.

Other available versions:

Version 5 | Version 4Link: What version am I on?

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Rename your device backup

Who is this article for?

Code42 for EnterpriseSee product plans and features
CrashPlan for Small Business 

CrashPlan for Small Business, yes.

Code42 for Enterprise, yes.

Link: Product plans and features.

This article applies to version 6.

Other available versions:

Version 5 | Version 4Link: What version am I on?

Overview

The Code42 app uses the name of your user account to assign a name for your device. Your device name is a label for you to distinguish one device from another. The name itself does not affect your backup. This tutorial shows how to change the name that the Code42 app assigns to your device.

Change the device name

You can change the name of your computer backup from several places, as described below.

From the Code42 app

  1. Open the Code42 app.
  • Code42 app version 6.8.3 and later: Select settings button Settings.
  • Code42 app version 6.8.2 and earlier: 
    1. Click Details.
    2. Select the arrow next to your device name.
    3. Choose Device preferences.
      device preferences
  1. In General next to Device Name, click Rename.
  2. Enter the new device name.
    The new device name is saved automatically when you press Enter or navigate away from the field.
    Device name

 

From the administration console

  1. Sign in to the administration console.
    Contact your administrator for the administration console's URL (for example: https://authority-server.example.com:4285/console).
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Select the device you want to change.
  4. From the action menu, select Edit.
  5. Next to Name for this device, enter the new name for the device.
  6. Click Save.