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Swarthmore College's Backup Solution -



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How to install CrashPlan on your workstation

CrashPlan Installation Process:

Unsure on operating system?  Please call the Help Desk at Ext. 4357

Note* We do have a Linux installer upon request.  Please contact Oliver Hollocher-Small at


Code42 Installation 

Download the appropriate version of the Code42 software below.  The installation process may take


up to 10 minutes.

Here are the links to download CrashPlan:  

Crashplan for PC

Crashplan for MAC


Code42 for Windows

Code42 for macOS

Code42 for Linux: available upon request.  Contact the Help Desk at  

After installation, Code42 may require an update and for you to sign in again.




Note: CrashPlan looks identical on Mac and PC

When Crashplan opens


When Code42 opens, the primary user of the computer will need to log into Crashplan in with their Swarthmore network credentials (with the at the end).

During the setup, under your Username and Password requires a Server as an option please enter the following below for the serverbelow the username and password, look for the Server options.  Enter the following information:

Once Logged logged in click on: Start Backup. (note: if it starts automatically to i2 cloud that is ok)

Once the Crash Plan software Code42 software is installed, locate and open the Crash Plan application

Locate on a PC:

Code42 application.

Windows:  Click on the start button and


type “Crash” in the search. Then click on the CrashPlan icon.

Locate on a MAC:

macOS: Click on Applications and locate


Code42.  Or search for "Code42" in


Spotlight (magnifying glass icon) in the upper right corner. 


Please contact us after installation however, continue to save the Help Desk (x4357, after installation so we can verify your backup.  Save any critical files onto Google Drive (College-related) your Swarthmore Google Drive and/or an external drive (personal files) until we confirm that your Crash Plan Code42 backup is running smoothly.


More Information

For Frequently asked Questions and many "how to's" can be answered at the link below:
on our Computer Backup page.  
Any additional questions or concerns please call or email Information Technology Services:
Help Desk 
110 Beardsley Hall
On campus: x4357
Off campus: 610-328-8513
Walk-in hours: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Visit us on the web:


Oliver Hollocher-Small
Technical Support Specialist