Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update Has Turned Into A Huge Mess

Microsoft Forced To Pull Windows 10 October 2018 Update As Users Report Files Being Deleted

Microsoft Forced To Pull Windows 10 October 2018 Update As Users Report Files Being Deleted

It further said that the company is investigating the reports and the update will be republished when a fix is arranged to address the critical bug. No matter how many users are reporting issues, absolutely nobody should see documents and files go missing following an update of this nature, and as the company has also gone through many beta versions of this update, it's odd to see problems of this nature find their way through the net.

Microsoft's decision is in response to a growing number of complaints from users who say the update deleted files in their user Documents and Photos folders - in some instances resulting in the loss of many thousands of files dating back years.

Now, Microsoft has paused the Windows 10 1809 rollout and we know how this bug slipped through the cracks. In a tweet, Sarkar said that technical support teams "have the tools to get you back to a good state". If that doesn't work, the issue escalates to a NTFS file system recovery process, which depends on the missing file data not being overwritten.

Presumably the reports got missed in the noise that is the Feedback Hub, didn't get enough upvotes to register, or the problem couldn't be replicated in Microsoft testing and was therefore considered too low priority to worry about.

Other bugs that slipped through to the release version of the October 2018 Update include CPU utilization not displaying correctly in Task Manager and Microsoft Store apps not being able to connect to the internet on machines that disabled the IPv6 communications protocol. The update was made available globally on October 2.

Microsoft has suspended the roll-out of its October 2018 Windows update, following claims of mass file deletion.

Windows 10 is on 700 million devices now, so it's not unreasonable to expect Microsoft to start treating it as a stable operating system, rather than a rolling beta test.

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