Windows 10: Find my lost or stolen device

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  1. Find my lost or stolen device


    How do i find the last known location of a device that has had the location or find my device settings turned off?

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    JerushaSchoenwald, May 4, 2019
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    How to find a lost device?

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    Sorry to hear that your device is stolen. I am glad you were able to use this feature to find your device and lock it. For more information on this feature, I would suggest you to refer the article on

    Find and lock a lost Windows device
    , please check the steps and see if it is helpful to you.



    Hope it helps.



    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 4, 2019
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  3. Networking for a stolen device

    Hello,

    Windows 10 allows users to quickly find other computers or devices sharing the same network. For us to verify if the old PC is still connected to your network, follow these steps:

    • Using Windows Search, type and choose File Explorer.
    • Click Network on your navigation pane along the folder's left edge. It will provide you with the list of computers using the same network.
    • Check to see if you can locate the stolen PC's name.

    Make sure that you reach out to the computer manufacturer to validate if they can track your old device's system information. After doing so, you may file a report to the police so they can conduct further investigation regarding this incident.

    Let us know if you need more help about this query.
     
    Dhavelyn Mer, May 4, 2019
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  4. Find my lost or stolen device

    Stolen laptop

    The Police are your best option for a stolen laptop.

    Due to privacy restrictions we have no access to your private details to be able to assist you here.

    https://account.microsoft.com/devices

    Find My Phone or Device

    Lost your phone or think someone stole it? Left your device somewhere? See your phone or device on a map, or ring, lock and erase your phone.


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    Find and lock a lost Windows device


    If your desktop, laptop, tablet, or Surface is lost or stolen, use Find my device to locate and lock it remotely.

    To find the lost device, it must be running Windows 10 and be signed in to your Microsoft account. You can also use Find my phone to find, locate, lock, and even erase your Windows Phone.

    Notes

    • You must be signed in to the lost device with a Microsoft account for which you're the administrator. If you're using a work or school account, Find my device won't work.
    • To send its location, your device must be connected to the Internet, have enough battery power, and use GPS.

    Cheers.
     
    Bill Smithers, May 4, 2019
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