Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Microsoft Fixes and Explains Lost Files Issue with Windows 10 Version 1809

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Troy Mann | 10 October, 2018, 08:57

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

The latest version of the October 2018 Update is now heading to Windows Insiders for additional testing before it rolls out to average Windows 10 users.

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.
Cable suggested that only a small number of these users were affected by the lost files issue. "While the reports of actual data loss are few (one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs), any data loss is serious", the exec wrote.

Microsoft is working to re-release the October 2018 Update publicly, but it is first testing a new build that it says fixes the file deletion issue. This occurred if Known Folder Redirection (KFR) had been previously enabled, but files remain in the original "old" folder location vs being moved to the new, redirected location.

Known Folder Redirects gives users options to move the classic Windows folders Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Videos, and so on to another location.

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

Dona Sarkar, engineering leader of the Windows Insider Program has tweeted that Microsoft is able to restore the removed files.

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

Data Restoration? Things could get tough for Windows 10 version 1809 users who lost data.

For those who are affected, they should call Microsoft at +1-800-MICROSOFT or find a local number in your area. There you may also restore the default. 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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