Worried About Deleted Files? Here’s How To Delay Your Windows 10 Update

Gerald Bowen
October 9, 2018

Many have reported that tons of files from their user directories like Music, Photos, Documents have gone missing.

Microsoft has quietly stopped the rollout of its latest update to Windows 10, the October 2018 Update. Now, Microsoft has removed the October 2018 Update for download from either source. Since the Windows 10 October Update rolled out a handful of other bugs have also been discovered, including a compatibility issue with some Intel device drivers and inaccurate CPU usage numbers in the Task Manager. It should be noted that the Group Policy Editor is a Windows 10 Pro-exclusive feature by default.

In early January, Microsoft suspended distribution of the Windows updates after the appearance of complaints that users after the installation has stop working computers. This bug is sure to raise new doubts about Microsoft's testing, pace of delivering updates, and dependence on the Insider Program to find and report such problems.

Another denizen of Reddit reported the contents of their Documents folder going missing post-update, with all the user folders (Desktop and Download folders, and the like) having been shifted to their secondary drive (away from the system drive).

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In accordance with its hardware event held recently, Microsoft took to the platform in order to announce the availability of the Windows 10 October update.

Another user on Twitter who also experienced the same issue warned people to back up data to OneDrive. Microsoft has been struggling to assure quality with its last few feature update releases at launch, which does not paint a positive picture for customers.

The latest update released for Windows 10 is the second biggest since April this year. The company pulled the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 version 1809 from its website as well. You'll be able to revert back to your previous version of the OS should anything go terrible wrong with the update. If you're using the software at home, the updates aren't optional.

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