Microsoft withdraws Windows 10 October 2018 Update after deleted files

Posted 06 October 2018 18:14 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft has stopped rolling out the latest large Windows 10 update to all users. The reason is because there are reports from several users that discovered that some of their files and folders were deleted after the update. We reported about the issue two days ago.

Last week the software giant started the roll-out of the Windows 10 October 2018 update. The update provides users, amongst others, access to the Your Phone app. This app makes it possible to watch text-messages and photos from their Android smartphone on the computer.

Several users who installed the update, discovered that their files were deleted after the update was installed. They also couldn’t find the files in other folders on their computer, including the folders where Windows usually stores backup files when installing a new version.

It’s unclear how many users are affected by the issue. Microsoft reports on its website that the issue appears to be “isolated”.

The company call for users who downloaded the update to not install it.  Microsoft will also provide more information as soon as a new version of the Windows 10 October 2018 update is available.


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