It was reported by John Cable (Director of program management, windows servicing and delivery) that; Windows 10 version 1809 for all users, was reported that some users file were missing after updating to the Windows 10 October 2018.
Windows 10 serious nature of data loss, they took the added precaution of pulling down all the 1809 media across all channels, not excluding windows server 2019 and IoT equivalents. The update was only available and installed by only those who clicked on “check for update” in the windows settings area, which was just two days of the first roll-out, then it was paused, and the number of those who took the update was limited while the report of actual data loss were few.
Microsoft which released it’s first update last week, is now re-releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 to windows insiders, before they roll it out more broadly to consumers. It was stated by John Cable that “Microsoft has investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, also conducted internal validation”.
It appears that the bug which caused the file deletion was related to some users who had enabled known folder redirection to redirect folders such as Desktop, Documents, Pictures and Screenshots from the default location. Microsoft introduced a new code in its latest update to delete empty and duplicate public folders, which appears not always empty. They have developed and fixed the issue and also to address a variety of problems related to these
folders moves, Windows insiders are now testing all fixes before consumers roll-out.
Microsoft is more serious about people’s feedback relating to Windows 10 October 2018, to avoid any mistake in the next roll-out. John Cable mentioned that; “we have added an ability for users also to provide an indication of impact and severity when filling User Initiated Feedback and, we expect this will allow us to monitor the most impactful issues better, even when the feedback volume is low”.
The company will officially launch it to consumers, once they finish testing and confident of fixes“. There is no further impact” to Windows 10 users, “we are committed to learning from this experience and improving our processes and notification systems to help ensure our consumers have a positive experience with our update process” says John Cable.