CrashPlan Installation

How to install CrashPlan on your workstation.

Swarthmore College's Backup Solution - CrashPlan

CrashPlan Installation Process:

  • Please download the appropriate version of CrashPlan software from the following links provided below  
    Once downloaded, install CrashPlan.  The installation process may take anywhere between 2-10 minutes.  

  • After installation it may require an update and for you to sign in again.

Here are the links to download CrashPlan:

For PC:

(Not sure if your computer is 64bit or 32bit? call us at the Help Desk)

For MAC:

  • Once the CrashPlan software is installed:

  • Locate and open the CrashPlan application.

On a PC: Click on the start button and simply type “Crash” in the search. Then click on the CrashPlan icon.

On a Mac: Click on Applications and locate Crashplan. Or search in the Spotlight in the upper right corner.  
Launch Crashplan…

When Crashplan opens.

Select the option: Existing user

The primary user of the computer will need to log into Crashplan with their Swarthmore network credentials. (Without the at the end)




During the setup, If under your Username and Password requires a Server as an option please enter the following below for the server:

Once Logged in click on: Start Backup.  

Please continue to save any critical files onto Swatfiles (College-related) and/or an external drive (personal files) until we confirm that your CrashPlan backup is running smoothly.
Any questions or concernts please call or email:
Oliver Hollocher-Small
Technical Support Specialist
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:
ITS would never ask you for your password.