CrashPlan for Home service was discontinued on October 22nd, and there is no reason to keep the app running. It’s no longer usable, so I recommend users uninstall it. I found out the hard way that it’s not so easy, though. Simply deleting the app does NOT stop the service.
Instead, this is what I needed to do to uninstall CrashPlan (Thanks to Tidbits.com):
In the Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder or press Command-Shift-G.
In the dialog that appears, copy and paste the line below and click the Go button:
If you don’t see the Uninstall app, that means CrashPlan was installed just for your user, so copy and paste this line instead and click the Go button:
The Finder displays the CrashPlan application support folder, which contains the Uninstall app.
The Uninstall app deletes the main CrashPlan app along with everything from the CrashPlan application support folder, and there’s no reason to keep that folder either. Navigate up one level in the Finder—press Command-Up Arrow—and then delete the empty CrashPlan folder. If the app remains in your Applications folder, TidBITS reader Tom Tubbiola has the solution:—copy and paste this line into Terminal to remove any “immutable” bits.
chflags -R nouchg /Applications/CrashPlan.app chflags -R noschg /Applications/CrashPlan.app
Finally, if you were backing up to a local destination, you can delete the folders containing those local backups. They’ll have long numeric names like
312757381423956228 and will contain a
That’s it. If you were using CrashPlan for Windows or Linux as well, refer to Code42’s instructions for removing CrashPlan from those operating systems.