This Windows 10 Update Will Delete Your Files

Jason Reed  The Daily Dot

We hope Microsoft won't do the same mistake in the future, but in the meantime the company says that it will provide an update when it's ready to resume the rollout of the October 2018 Update to customers. "I think the update tool downloads the new system image to the document folder and then deletes it for cleaning up, because I found the deleted esd file in the removed D:\Document".

Q: I'm reading horror stories about the latest Windows update deleting files - what should I do to protect my system?

Microsoft itself blocked updates for devices with certain hardware or software configurations outright as these configurations were known to have issues with the new version of Windows 10.

Now You: Did you upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809 already? In the meantime, it's recommended that Windows users back up their personal data, particularly anything sensitive and sentimental, if not defer the update until an official fix has been released.

Microsoft has yet to begin pushing the Windows 10 October Update to the public, so the only people experiencing the issue are likely to be those who forced it via Windows Update.

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Interestingly enough, similar issues were reported by early testers of Windows 10 update (version 1809).

Since the problem became apparent, users have been investigating ways to recover some of their deleted files, but without success.

Microsoft made its latest Windows 10 feature update available to download on Tuesday, and shortly afterwards the problems started.

The update had been rolled out globally on October 2. "This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995 and nothing like that ever happened to me", a user wrote on Microsoft's support forum. You never know when the next faulty Windows 10 update will be coming up the pipes. Sound off with your findings in the comment section below.

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