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Fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released to Insiders for Testing

10 October, 2018, 08:56 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Going forward, the company has added a new feature to the Windows Insider Feedback Hub, through which users can flag issues by their impact and severity.

Microsoft on Tuesday offered an explanation, an apology and a future resolution for its flawed Windows 10 version 1809 release last week, which caused files to go missing for some users.

Doing what they should have done a week ago, before RTM, Microsoft has released a new build of the Windows 10 October 2018 update to Windows 10 Insiders in the Slow Ring and Release Preview Ring.

Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Peripherals, Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Linux, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
If there are still files in the "Documents" folder then you're not affected by the issue, according to another tweet from Sarkar.

Reports emerged shortly after the release that data loss occurred on some upgraded systems after the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809. KFR is the process of redirecting the known folders of Windows including Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Screenshots, Videos, Camera Roll, etc. from the default folder location, c:\users\username\, to a new folder location. KFR allows users to change the location of those predefined Windows folders - so they can be moved to other drives, for example - but to be affected by the bug, users also needed to have kept the original (old) versions of these predefined files and folders in place.


The feature is built-in to the Windows operating system.

Microsoft support technicians "have the tools to get you back to a good state", Windows Insider Program lead Dona Sarkar tweets.

Microsoft has now fixed this problem, and Windows 10's October 2018 Update should stop deleting these "old" folders full of files.

But who Needs M$'s help when the smart thing to do for any Windows OS users is just do your own Syatem Image backup to an external hard dive.

For those who have already been impacted by the issue, Microsoft continues to recommend you contact their support line or bring your PC into a nearby Microsoft Store for servicing. For more information, please refer to our Windows 10 update history page (KB article), which we are updating with new information as it is available.

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