Re: Changed domain to workgroup on work laptop
Then you won’t have any problem contacting them and stating the case honestly and truthfully; and if they have a problem, giving it back. They may also have a MAJOR problem with you retaining access to data you possessed in your employment with them; let’s say you were the sales director of a blue-chip and you had on your laptop a list of their major customer accounts with contacts? I think they would (quite rightly) object very strongly to you possessing access to their data – and in some countries it would be unlawful (if not illegal) for you to use any information you have on there. p.s. in MY country at least; any data stored on a company machine is by Law the property of the company; regardless whether it’s photos of your son in the bath or server performance data.
My advice? Forget the data, format the laptop and start again from scratch. That’s the only sensible way to proceed.