macOS: Don’t Forget to Uninstall CrashPlan Home

August 22, 2017 was the last day that new CrashPlan for Home subscriptions were sold, and October 23, 2018 is the last day it is usable at all (even for peer-to-peer backups). Here’s how to uninstall CrashPlan Home.

[Dr. Mac’s Advice for CrashPlan for Home Users]

Uninstall CrashPlan Home

There’s more to uninstalling CrashPlan than just deleting the app. It has its own uninstaller, which is much better to use. To find the uninstaller:

Uninstall CrashPlan Home by using the uninstaller app. Image of Go to Folder dialog in Finder.


  1. Open Finder.
  2. Press Command + Shift + G.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, copy and paste the following. If CrashPlan is installed for everyone: /Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/ If CrashPlan is installed per user: ~/Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/
  4. Click Go.
  5. Double-click the Uninstall app in Finder, and follow the on-screen prompts.

For more information, CrashPlan has a page called Consumer Next Steps.

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One thought on “macOS: Don’t Forget to Uninstall CrashPlan Home

  • IMHO the best option after losing Crashplan Home is CrashPlan for Small Business. After Crashplan’s announcement last year I went through the transition from CrashPlan to Backblaze.  I installed Backblaze and also kept CrashPlan Home running…intending to let it run through the end of my subscription period.

    With the CrashPlan subscription approaching its end, I uninstalled the app from my MacBook Pro…now relying totally on Backblaze.  About a week later I noticed some photos taken on a Europe trip in October had somehow disappeared from the Photos app.  I opened Backblaze to search for the files only to be reminded of their thirty day storage limit.

    I then reinstalled CrashPlan, this time CrashPlan for Small business v6.7.0…the latest version 6.7.2.  I searched for, found, then restored the files.  Needless to say, I’ll be keeping CrashPlan for Small Business running for the foreseeable future due to their no time limit policy.  Backblaze, now uninstalled, worked well, but I can’t chance losing forever a file that might be older than thirty days.  By the way, CrashPlan for Small Business is a big improvement over the CrashPlan Home app.

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