CrashPlan is an application that has been developed so that users don't have to worry about backing up their important files and documents, as this program will take care of it. The best thing about this tool is uploading all these relevant contents directly to the cloud so that they are kept entirely out of trouble that any of the computers and physical memories can suffer.
First of all, we have to take care of making or setting some configuration options for this platform so that it then carries out the backup or backup procedures without depending on us. What files does this tool protect? All those we have selected will be uploaded to the cloud when we decide.
With the original CrashPlan options, the system invites you to make backups at least once a day, so you can be sure that you will not lose information more than 24 hours old, a massive advantage in these cases. And also, you have to consider that there is no limitation regarding the number of files we can keep protected in this way.
This is because we are in the presence of a free version that nevertheless has several advantages over the non-paying alternatives with other similar programs. Of course, as you will see in the images, you may have to arm yourself with patience, taking into account that not all the time we can opt for the registration that is necessary to be able to download this application on our computer, as we will clarify at the end of the review.
On the other hand, you have to know that CrashPlan will allow you to select where you want to store all those critical contents, considering that you can also choose others like some alternative computer or an external hard drive. This is in addition to the fact that we can always select the cloud. This will depend on each user, and the point is that we are grateful that we have so many possibilities.
In turn, and to adapt to the times, CrashPlan has an official application that we can install on our smartphone, whether an iPhone or an Android operating system. If you have installed the app on your phone, you can manage your CrashPlan account from anywhere, even by accessing the Secured Content section with your username and password.
CrashPlan is in charge of encrypting all the data in our backups at 128 bits since that way, we can keep them safe, away from prying eyes, even from the people with whom we share our computer.
Another interesting detail of this application is that it has an invitation system, thanks to which you can store all the information on the computer of one of your colleagues or family members if they have recommended the program through this section.
Regarding the user interface of CrashPlan, you should consider it very well done, being one of the best we have found within the segment of programs designed to make backup copies. On the other hand, this has to do with the fact that we are talking about paid software; therefore, its developers have access to generate a better visual and aesthetic for users.
Now, here are some crucial facts you should know about its installation. In the first instance, we need a user account to be able to use this service, and sometimes we have to wait for one to be assigned to us, as you will see in the images accompanying the description. Then, whenever you want an online backup, you must stay connected to a well-functioning WiFi network.
As for the main virtues we can mention about CrashPlan, we must first talk about the fact that it is an easy-to-use program, besides allowing us to make online backup copies by encrypting the contents. We also have the choice of where to store these backups as often as we want. Finally, management via mobile application is another issue to be considered.
Regarding the issues we liked the least about this program, we have to point out elements such as the free version has integrated advertising. In contrast, some similar programs do not have many configuration options. At the same time, the registration system has limited vacancies, so we may have to wait sometime before downloading the application to our computer.
In any case, and beyond the last clarifications, you have to know that without a doubt, CrashPlan is a recommendable application for all users who not only want to keep their content safe but who are also looking for total management of those files in the cloud, even from their smartphones.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is CrashPlan downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of CrashPlan.
As for Windows 64-bit, this software is compatible with:
Windows 8 64-bit, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit.
Here you can download the 64-bit version of CrashPlan.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, it is compatible with Windows 64-bit, in the following link you can download the 64-bit version.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install CrashPlan on your PC, you have to download the CrashPlan_3.4.1_Win.exe file to your Windows and install it.
If you want to install the 64-bit version, you will need to download the CrashPlan-x64_3.4.1_Win.exe file and install it on your Windows.
- Is CrashPlan free?
- No, you need to pay to use this program. However, you will be able to download the demo version to try it out and see if you like it.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to CrashPlan?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- CrashPlan home
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- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows 8 64-bit
- Windows XP 64-bit
- Windows Vista 64-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit