In fall 2019, I had my personal laptop stolen from my car. It was password protected. It hadn't occurred to me to set up a hard drive encryption program.
I am wondering, if the thief were to take my computer apart, and extract my solid-state drive, could they access the files inside, without a password?
I wanted to keep this question generic. However, in case anyone asks, here's my old laptop's information:
- Manufacturer: HP
- Model: OMEN 17-w151nr
- Purchase Date: November 2016
- OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
I had never manually enabled device encryption. I am unsure if it would have been automatically enabled from the manufacturer.