Microsoft Re-Releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update With Big Bug Fix

Microsoft Re-Releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update With Big Bug Fix

Microsoft Re-Releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update With Big Bug Fix

Microsoft claims to have taken care of the inadvertent file deletion issue affecting users upgrading Windows 10, and is rolling out a fixed version to early adopters in its Windows Insider program for further testing.

Microsoft said in a new blog post on the matter that the software upgrade was available initially only to those people who requested it, by checking for updates. It happened to "one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs", he indicated.

The company said the deletion bug was caused by changes made to the Known Folder Redirection (KFR). If KFR had been previously enabled, intentionally or by mistake/automatically, but the files remained in the old location instead of being moved to the redirected location, they ended up being deleted.

Some users told Microsoft that the previous April 2018 major Windows Update created duplicate empty copies of these folders if redirection was enabled.

"While we can not guarantee the outcome of any file recovery work, if you have manually checked for updates and believe you have an issue with missing files, please minimise your use of the affected device and contact us directly", Cable said, tendering an apology "for any impact these issues may have had on any of our customers".

The company released the update on October 2, 2018 as a manual update to give interested users and administrators an option to install the update right away.

It "paused" the update last week in order to investigate the problems, and now has an updated version of Windows 10 1809 ready for Windows Insiders to test and provide feedback on.

Microsoft has stated that they are using file recovery tools to recover user's deleted files. So I'm following Woody's Defcon numbering system with regards to any Windows Updates and waiting to let others be the BETAs that Bleed! It wasn't, though, and thus Microsoft can help affected users recover their original old folder location and its contents.

As to when the October 2018 Update will once again rollout to non-Insiders, Microsoft says only "we will continue to closely monitor the update and all related feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insider community with the utmost vigilance". While we can not guarantee the outcome of any file recovery work, if you have manually checked for updates and believe you have an issue with missing files, please minimize your use of the affected device and contact us directly at +1-800-MICROSOFT or find a local number in your area.

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