Dell Inspiron laptop reset itself to factory settings

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My Dell Inspiron laptop reset itself to factory settings. I've lost ALL of my documents, files, etc. How/why did this happen??? I did not intentionally reset or do anything out of the ordinary...walked away, came back and when I logged back in, my screen was reset...

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Hello

Looks as if your lappy got hyjacked.
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Any way to recover deleted files from hard drive? (No back up in several months)
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Factory reset actually deletes everything and put it back to what it was when you first took it out of the box. Sorry.
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Hmmmm....my devices and printers are still there, my recycle bin still has documents (a ton). Okay, thank you.
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What about your documents and applications?