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Stolen Laptop

Jul 2, 2017 3:16PM PDT

How would I go about finding a macbook air laptop that was stolen, but is not connected to a network?

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Did you put it into LOST MODE?
Jul 2, 2017 4:03PM PDT

How is on the web.

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you cannot
Jul 2, 2017 3:22PM PDT

no network, no different than someone stealing a pen

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if not that then...
Jul 2, 2017 3:32PM PDT

How about if someone is able to get into the computer and get on a network?

Post was last edited on July 2, 2017 3:35 PM PDT

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If I were to...
Jul 2, 2017 4:29PM PDT

If I were to steal a laptop for my own use, the first thing I would do is to revert it back to factory. it would wipe out all install programs that can be use to track when on a network.

the reality is, even if on network there is little you can do to track it without the cooperation of the authorities. they are the ones who must file legal paperwork for it to be traced. but to answer your question, yes it can be traced on a network, if turned on and you have your passwords saved and auto login turned on. IMO, if you do have auto logins turned on, you better change your passwords.

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contact Apple computers
Jul 2, 2017 3:43PM PDT

Maybe they can help you recover it. Some of their products can be tracked I think.