My wife passed away very recently, she has pictures of our recent vacations on her work laptop, as well as pictures of our children. There are also a few financial documents which I need before returning her laptop to her employer. I asked them for the password and they said they dont know it, as the employees choose the password and are required to change it every 30 days for security purposes. I need to return the laptop to them but would like to get our files off of it before I do so. However, I dont want to corrupt the entire thing, in case they need to get files off of it as well, I guess in the end, it doesnt matter though its not like they can fire her for having me return a useless laptop right?
I was simply looking for a yes / no answer. I wasnt really asking how to do it, rather I wanted to know if I did take ownership, would this affect their HD?
I should add that people do forget their passwords as well, it does happen, but it is not the case this time. I want our pictures / documents before I return their laptop and other stuff. If its against forum rules, I was just asking for a simple yes / no answer. Thanks for being considerate.