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Microsoft pulls file-deleting Win10 October Update

Microsoft pulls file-deleting Win10 October Update”

However, just two days after its release, the Redmond giant has paused the rollout after users started complaining of data loss.

Microsoft advises that those who have downloaded the update to a USB drive ready for installation should wait until a new update is ready and use that instead.

Earlier, some users complained that the update wiped out their profiles, including documents and photos.

Microsoft has responded to user reports by pausing the rollout of the Fall update, something that also happened with the previous major update in April, which was also temporarily postponed due to a bug. According to a Reddit user who contacted Microsoft Support, the technicians may invite affected customers to run System Restore to go back to Windows 10 version 1803, but that may not be possible if System Restore has been disabled in Settings.

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Microsoft has halted distribution of Windows 10 version 1809 - aka the October Update - after subset of users reported their files on their computers disappeared after upgrading.

If you normally use the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 to remove temporary and unnecessary files, after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update you need to be more careful.

Microsoft confirmed the news to suspend the public delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 update on its Windows 10 Update History page. If that doesn't work, the issue escalates to a NTFS file system recovery process, which depends on the missing file data not being overwritten.

Microsoft's Your Phone developers have acknowledged that this is not the intended behaviour, though we wonder how such as easily detected issue could have slipped through. There were more and more serious bugs being discussed on forums, with the most widely reported and serious probably being the deleting of user files in the Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders.



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