Microsoft puts Windows 10 update on hold after file deletion reports

Microsoft puts Windows 10 update on hold after file deletion reports

Microsoft stopped the update to investigate the issue and found the issue according to John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery.

Microsoft may be in a pickle right now due to the hiccupy rollout of its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update, but that's not stopping the company from supporting the previous versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to "seekers" on October 2 during its Surface event, completely skipping the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insiders program.

Though the problem may have affected a relatively low number of users, the result was a gut punch to Microsoft's current update process.

Only devices with Known Folder Redirects enabled were affected by the issue and there only if the feature was enabled but files remained in the default folder.

Reports emerged shortly after the release that data loss occurred on some upgraded systems after the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809.

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You can install the relevant Windows 10 cumulative update on your machines through Settings Update and Security Windows Update Check for updates. However, it is holding back on releasing the new operating system generally until further testing is completed. You create "D:\documents" and change the location of the files known folder from the original "old" location c:\users\username\documents to D:\documents.

Microsoft is also updating the Feedback app in Windows 10 to enable a new feature that would allow Insiders to provide an indication of impact and severity when filing feedback.

As the October 2018 update was only made available for customers who actively checked for updates in Windows Update, the company says that "the number of customers taking the October 2018 update was limited".

Data Restoration? Things could get tough for Windows 10 version 1809 users who lost data. But we're shocked that Microsoft messed up in the first place. Well, the good news is that the files can be recovered, however, Microsoft expects a phone call from you to do be able to do that.

Microsoft's "Windows 10 Update History" page also contains similar advice for affected users.

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