Windows 10: An administrator tried to locate this device. Solved

  1.    30 Mar 2018 #1

    An administrator tried to locate this device.

    Hi so the other night I had decided to go into my Microsoft account on When I looked at my devices I had clicked locate on Windwows 10 desktop and I heard a notification sound on my desktop that an administrator tried to locate this device.

    Well I closed it and went on with my day. However every time I bring my desktop out of sleep I get the notification again and again. I managed to do a temp fix by disabling the location on my desktop, but when I re enable it the notification comes back. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?
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       30 Mar 2018 #2

    Hello Redbatman, :)

    Usually, dismissing or clicking on the notification will close and stop it.

    Find My Device for Windows 10 PCs Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    30 Mar 2018 #3

    That didn't work though. When I click to dismiss it still comes back.
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  4.    30 Mar 2018 #4

    I can't duplicate your issue. I see the notice pop-up on the R in Action Center but I dismiss, put to sleep and wake, no more notice.
    You might try this: Go to your Privacy Dashboard of your MS account and click 'Clear activity' just above the map of where your device is

    See also: Clear Activity History in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Then disable the Location setting, like before, and re-enable. Go back to main Accounts page and device will be there again. At least, on mine. Good Luck

    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2018 at 12:59. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5.    30 Mar 2018 #5

    Its fixed now thanks.
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