Welcome to automatic backup that stays out of your way while you work. When you need to recover a file or a version of a file, the Code42 app makes it easy to browse, search, and download files from all of the devices on your account.
Follow the three quick steps below to start protecting your files from loss, corruption, and unwelcome file changes.
Step 1: Install the Code42 app
If the Code42 app isn’t already installed on your device, check with your administrator for download links and instructions. For step-by-step instructions, see our guide to installing the Code42 app on Windows and Mac.
Step 2: Set up your backup
Your administrator may configure your Code42 app to begin backing up immediately after you sign in to a device for the first time. However, if your backup isn't already configured, then the Code42 app will prompt you to set up your first backup set.
When you select a destination, select a cloud destination to ensure that your files are backed in the Code42 cloud:
- If you use Code42 for Enterprise, select a destination under Cloud.
- If you use CrashPlan for Small Business, select CrashPlan PRO Online or CrashPlan Central.
Typically, backing up your user folder is the best way to ensure that the majority of your personal files (documents, downloads, pictures, etc.) are backing up. For more information, see our best practices for choosing what to back up.
If your backup selection exceeds 1 TB of storage (or 1 million files), we recommend you adjust Code42 app settings to reduce the amount of memory required for backup.
Step 3: View backup status and download files
This is also a great time to download a file from your backup so that you can see how it works.
- Open the Code42 app.
- Click Get Files.
- Navigate to a file.
- Mouse over the file and click the download icon.
Your download is added to the downloads manager with the default get files options. The downloads manager displays the status of your download.
- Open Downloads and click Show folder to open the folder containing your file.
That's it! It's safe to close the Code42 app while your backup continues quietly, behind the scenes. If you turn your device off, the Code42 app will resume where it left off the next time you turn the device back on.