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Code42 6.x or later for Windows - Installation

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  • Accept the default choices all through the installer.
  • At first launch, use "New Accounts" and sign in with your MIT Kerberos username and password.

Step-by-step Instructions

Please note that the file name you have downloaded or version numbers you see in screen shots may vary based on the version available at the time of download
  1. Get the Code42 installer on the IS&T Software Grid. (Certificates required.)

    Result: The installer file called something similar to Code42CrashPlan_7.0.3_Win-MIT is downloaded.

  2. Double-click the exe file to start the Code42 installation. A UAC prompt will appear. Click Yes to continue.

  3. The installer will extract.
  4. Code42 installation will proceed. This may include removing older versions as well as configuring Code 42.
  5.  You will see a page that says Create your account.
  6. The Code42 Desktop program will open.
    1. If this is your first time using Code42 for an MIT computer, choose Sign up for an account, and enter your Kerberos Username and Kerberos Password in the boxes, and click Sign Up.
    2.  Enter the information for your account
    3. If you have used Code42 on other MIT computers, choose Existing Account, and enter your Kerberos Username click Continue then enter your Kerberos Password and click Continue.

      Note: If you are asked for a server address or certificate, see Code42 is asking me for a server address and registration key
    4. You will have to choose whether the computer is setup as new device or to replace any existing device. The Code42 wizard will walk you through each scenario.
    5. You will now be at the Code42 Desktop main screen and your computer should begin to backup.
  • If you have many large files, first time backup may take a few days but subsequent backups should be quicker.
  • Code42 selects every "User" folder on your computer. It also selects some hidden folders; it is normal to see a half-dozen folders on the list, including ones that you haven't seen before.
  • Because Code42 is always working to keep your computer backed up, you may want to pause backups while you are away from campus to avoid using up your personal data limits or incurring any extra fees for overages. To pause Code42's backups, simply click the pause button next to the status bar per the image above. Just be sure to turn it back on later!

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November 23, 2020

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