Microsoft yanks Windows 10 October 2018 update over deleted files glitch

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Last week, Microsoft gave notice that it's planning to no longer include basic printer drivers in Windows 10 feature updates, starting with Windows 10 version 1809.

Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files - 10/07/2018 09:43 AMMicrosoft has paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as they investigate reports of users missing some files after updating.

Microsoft responded on October 4th by pulling the update for further investigation into the bug.

The Windows 10 version of the Microsoft To-Do app updated today on Windows 10 Mobile smartphones and Windows 10 PCs. But those plans have been waylaid. Photos, videos, music, documents, and other files were nowhere to be found. Instead, these drivers will be available through the Windows Update service. But committing to such a schedule can be a hazardous proposition given the challenges involved in fully vetting each new update. This latest snafu also highlights the necessity of regularly backing up your personal files so you don't lose important and potentially irreplaceable data.

Dona Sarkar, engineering leader of the Windows Insider Program has tweeted that Microsoft is able to restore the removed files. However, the drivers will be available when the user performs a new printer installation, and in that case they'll arrive via the Windows Update service.

And what if your files are missing? First, stop using your device; otherwise the cluster space taken up by those deleted files could be overwritten with new information, making it hard to restore them.

If you installed the update and were stunned to find your photos wiped, Microsoft says you should "minimize your use of the affected device" and immediately call the company for help directly at 1-800-MICROSOFT. Microsoft seems to be noticing that the requirement to access such a hefty chunk of storage space every six months isn't working well for some Windows 10 users.

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