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MacBook and iPad stolen, never online [duplicate]

So someone cracked my car window and both my MacBook and iPad were stolen. I've used find my iPhone app, make the iPad go to lock mode and leave my phone number, and select "notify when found" for ...
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Macbook air locked

I have a macbook air on my desk. It was from a coworker who got fired. He had his personal iCloud configured on this device. I disabled wifi so that we could still access company data on the device ...
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How to delete Macbook from Find My iPhone without erasing data?

I have an iCloud account and there are my phone and a macbook which not belongs to me. I removed it from Apple ID and settings in iCloud, but it is still in Find my iPhone. I only able to erase this ...
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Locked Mac find my Mac

Find my Mac is locked I wanted to know if there is a way to rebuild a Mac with find my Mac being locked to an Apple ID. I can't remember what I put for my 6 digit pin. Also, is there a way to just get ...
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Will iCloud Remote Wipe of MacBook erase system restore on different hardware?

My 2012 MacBook Pro was stolen, but it had Find My Mac enabled through iCloud prior to that event. I have not issued a remote wipe with hopes that I'd be able to use Find My Mac to track it down. Alas,...
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Can you unlock a Mac that was locked from Find my iPhone & prevent it from being erased?

Okay so quick run down, my Macbook Pro was stolen a few months ago. When it got stolen I immediately enabled the lock feature from Find my iPhone, & after a few weeks of waiting with no answers, I ...
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Lost MacBook's last detected location

I received notification that Find iPhone's remote erase had been started on my lost MacBook on a specific time. I suppose someone brought it online, Apple detected it and initialized the remote wipe ...
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How does Find My Mac work exactly?

My Macbook Pro 13 (2015) was recently stolen. I activated FMM about an hour after the event and two hours later received an update that the machine was erased. Questions: 1) What does this mean ...
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It's possible to disable remote purge data using Find My Mac?

I have encrypted disk so I think my data is protected as well. It's possible to disable remote delete data using Find My Mac?
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Is it still possible to track a stolen iPhone 6s Plus eventhough it has already been restored to its factory settings?

My iPhone 6s plus got stolen from me last Monday evening and I have only started to track it down using Find My iPhone the following night. From then onwards, it only showed that my phone is offline ...
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MacBook Air stolen - questions

My Macbook Air was stolen. I've reported it to police, who can't do anything about it in a multi-unit apartment building. It's been locked since shortly after the theft (I'm hoping because the thief ...
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Macbook Pro (mid 2015) locked with Find my imac and does not show pin textbox

I was gone for three weeks and having left my macbook pro behind I decided to lock it using the 'find my imac' option from the icloud. Since yesterday I am struggling to unlock it. At first the pin ...
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Can I reset firmware password via Find My Mac?

I would like to find out if I can set a new firmware password via Find My Mac? I already have my MacBook added but the firmware lock is active and I have no idea what it is, I've tried all ...
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MacBook erased by thieves but still shows on FMM

My MacBook Pro was stolen yesterday and I received an email that it was being erased. FMM now shows it was locked. It went online twice and I was able to see the approximative address. I wasn’t able ...
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Could be locked Macbook with a previous icloud account if I've set up my iCloud account in that Macbook?

First of all, sorry for my bad english, it is not my native language. I've bought a second hand Macbook 3 month ago, and I've installed from my time-machine the OS X with my iCloud account and all my ...
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Do I have to turn on find my Mac on my computer?

Does find my Mac have to be turned on under the system preferences in the computer or can I somehow link the serial number to my icloud and still be able to use it? Asking because I believe my macbook ...
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What happens after a stolen Mac was remotely wiped?

A Macbook Air was stolen from us last month and we immediately activated "Find my Mac" and a few minutes later we requested it to be wiped (through iCloud). Today, 1 month later, we received an email ...
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Guest user randomly created on my Mac, after setting up Find My Mac

How do I disable the guest user? Is there a reason why it gets created? It won't mess up any of my files or data on my computer right? Is find my Mac suppose to randomly create it?
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Will 'Find My Mac' work after my Macbook Pro has been locked due to failed login attempts?

My late 2013 Macbook Pro was stolen a week ago and I've been tracking it with 'Find My Mac'. The thief would turn the laptop on for a few minutes at a time in the evenings and probably try a few ...
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Find My Mac - WPS and Proxies

Is it possible to trick the Wi-Fi Positioning Service using proxies? My Mac got stolen a couple of days ago in Rome Italy and located in Algerie today.
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“Find My iPhone” locked my Mac

Yesterday my MacBook Pro started to be blocked. When it boots it asks for the password for the Guest account. No password is right. According to various sources of information I found on the Web, ...
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Can I see latest location of my stolen MacBook?

My MacBook Air was stolen a couple of weeks ago. It had iCloud / Find my mac activated, so I activated stolen mode, and requested it to be deleted if it ever came online. This is exactly what happened ...
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Disabling Find My Mac

My iCloud account was recently messed with by a bitter ex. I have figured out which iCloud account they used to put my Mac in lost mode, but when I sign on to Find My Mac the Unlock button is greyed ...
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Can thief use locked MacBook Air?

My MacBook air was stolen from my apartment a few days ago. I got the address on the find my iPhone app, but then it said that the MacBook was locked, requiring a code. I didn't lock my MacBook from ...
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Updated Apple-ID password, will Find my Mac still work?

I updated my Apple-ID password after losing my Mac. Will Find my Mac still be able to find it? If so, how does the authentication/identification work?
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Could my stolen Mac have been erased before I activated Find My Mac?

My Mac was stolen on a train and I only noticed it shortly before arriving the final destination. The thief most likely left the train at one of the earlier stops. I activated the Find My Mac feature ...
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I lost a MacBook Pro Retina 2013, What should I do to locate it?

I forgot it in the train station in a backpack. The Mac is locked with a password. It has Mavericks installed. Find my mac is enabled. What should I do to locate it and avoid thieve disable "find my ...
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Little Snitch in Safari-only guest account?

I have FileVault 2 enabled on Yosemite. I use Little Snitch and would generally like to limit information sent to Apple while I'm using the laptop, but I would also like to use Find my Mac. In the ...
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Find My Mac and Internet Recovery

So after a long unsuccessful day trying to find OS X Lion 10.7 build 11a2063 (let me know if you have the dmg!) with the intent of reinstalling OS X on my MacBook Air, currently without an Operating ...
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Can Find My Mac still persist after erasing the hard drive?

I have recently acquired a MacBook Air 2011 off of ebay. In order to avoid second-hand Mac issues relating to iCloud remote shut downs, I have performed the following actions: Secure erase (using ...
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Can I turn off my Guest account and still use Find My Mac?

I understand that turning on Find My Mac also turns on a "Guest" account (in "login only" mode). For a variety of reasons, I would prefer not to have an enabled Guest account at all. Does Find My ...
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Stolen mac locked automatically or by thief?

My MacBook Pro was stolen a few days ago. I have a lock on the start up screen requiring a password anytime the laptop comes out of sleep mode, however when I attempted the "Find My Mac" app, it says ...
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Do I need to stay continuously logged in to Find my Mac to see if a stolen laptop becomes active?

My Macbook Pro was stolen 3 months ago and I am giving up hope of finding it. I was very much hoping to locate it- not so much for the extensive valuable information I have on it, but because the ...
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Can seller lock/erase my second-hand Mac with Find My Mac?

I recently purchased a MacBook. It's a model that supports Apple's latest OS (at this time 10.9), meaning that it also supports Find My Mac and such. I'd like to know what I would need to do to ...
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Can Find My Mac be disabled on a stolen MacBook without a password?

My friend had his MacBook stolen from his house but he didn't have a password on his MacBook so if the thief logged out of his iCloud can it still be tracked since he already put a lock on it? If he ...
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Does OS X Mavericks have Activation Lock like iOS 7?

I have bought a used MacBook Pro Retina, and after three mounths using it, I think I could do a clean install for my Mac. However, if it has an activation lock will that stop me using my Mac after a ...
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Lost my MacBook Air two weeks ago and it still says offline on Find My iPhone!

Two weeks ago around 12 AM I lost my MacBook Air at the airport. At 9 AM I requested a lock on it using the Find My iPhone app but until now it is still pending. I'm not entirely sure if I turned the ...
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MacBook Pro locked with Find My Mac and won't let me boot

I was playing around with the Find My Mac iPhone app (just testing it out) and hit the "lock" option. My MacBook Pro is now locked and I have no place to enter the 4 digit PIN. When I start it, it ...
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Why does Find My Mac require a Recovery partition?

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, about Find My Mac, one of the condition is to have a local OS X Recovery Partition installed. Why?
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Permissions of /Users keep changing back to drwxrwxrwx

I use the Disk Utility to repair it. But the permissions change back after reboot. Permissions differ on “private/etc/aliases”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x . Permissions differ ...
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Second hand Macbook and Find My Mac

Quick question: Bought a secondhand Macbook pro over ebay. Seller told me "I logged off from iCloud but forgot to turn off Find My Mac. Bought it anyway since I do not plan using iCloud. Now I got ...
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Stolen Macbook Has a New Name

My macbook was stolen a few weeks ago. When I go to icloud it now has a new name for the device. It alerted me that a sound was played, but there's no address. Any ideas on what happened? Why did the ...
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Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”

I'm testing the "find my Mac" feature at icloud.com and one of my Macs can't be found. The site reports "Online, no location available". I've looked around a bit including at Apple's TS 4006, which ...
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Macbook locked with icloud

So I was playing around with the findmymac/iphone app just testing it out and hit the "lock" option. My Macbook Pro is now locked, which has been fine up until this point because I just hit "option" ...
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Find My Mac doesnt work if you use an ethernet cable for?

i just read this in an article http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034650/find-my-mac-both-useful-and-frustrating-for-law-enforcement.html and sure enough, on the apple website it says "offline" can ...
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Confused: Will Find My Mac work if the thief just did the hold ctrl and power button restore?

Recently had my macbook pro stolen. It's a mid 2012 model with mountain lion so it can reset the OS by just by holding ctrl and the power button. I've done it many times myself so I know all they have ...
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iCloud can't find my MacBook

When I sign into icloud.com and click on the Find My iPhone icon, my MacBook does NOT show up in the located devices. I have already made sure that my location services are turned ON in System ...
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Find My Mac while the machine is sleeping and no known networks?

If my 2012 Macbook is in sleep mode in a place where it does not know any Wifi networks (but there are unsecured SSIDs in range), will Find My Mac be able to locate it or perform any actions? Or more ...
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Does Find My Mac stop working after the system has been wiped?

Possible Duplicate: If Macbook has been wiped, will “find my iPhone” still work? I lost my Macbook Pro recently. I had activated iCloud on the computer, so Find My Mac is operable. If the ...
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Lost my Macbook pro with retina display. How do I find out if Find My iDevice is enabled on it?

Someone just broke into my apartment today and stole my new MacBook Pro. When I go to icloud.com and click on Find my iPhone, on the Devices section, my MacBook is listed. When I click on it, it ...