Windows 10 October 2018: Microsoft corrects the bug erasing the data


                    

After making an unprecedented decision to discontinue the latest Windows 10 feature update just days after it was released, Microsoft announced that it had isolated the bug cause and deployed a patch for Windows Insider program members In a blog post, the publisher ensures that the number of customers affected by the bug is reduced, with "data loss reports" limited to "one-hundredth of one percent of the 1809 version installations." files moved before update "We have fully reviewed all data loss reports, identified and resolved all known issues in the update and performed internal validation, and Microsoft technical support and service personnel customers of our stores are available at no cost to help customers. "Rather than making the corrected items available immediately to the public, Micr osoft indicates that the initial version of this update is limited to terminals participating in the Windows Insider program. Terminals configured for Slow and Release Preview modes should receive the new version of the OS. "We will carefully review the results, comments, and diagnostic data of our Insiders before taking additional steps for a new release. […] Once we have the confirmation that there will be no more impact, we will head to an official reissue of the update Windows 10 October 2018. "For those who had previously installed the update of October 2018 without incident, Microsoft today released the first cumulative update, incorporating some additional fixes, including a bug fix that incorrectly removes user profiles on systems with Group Policy specific activated. More details are available in KB 4464330.Free recovery options, but no guarantees According to John Cable, Director Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery at Microsoft, the initial problem occurred on systems where known folder redirection (KFR ) was previously enabled, but some files remained in their original location. If, for example, you moved the Documents folder from its location in the user profile to a new location, such as a secondary data drive, but some files remained in the old location, the installation logic of the upgrade led to the deletion of the folder, as well as all the files it contained. As I had already assumed, the problem also arose. on some systems using the relatively new registration feature of OneDrive to move the contents of the Office, Documents and t Images to the corresponding locations in the cloud. Here too, the bug was triggered when some files remained at the old location. Microsoft states that it has fully investigated the issues and resolved all data loss scenarios by keeping intact all the files in the original folder location and in If Microsoft's estimate of the percentage of users affected is accurate, it is likely that a few hundred people have been affected by this bug. The company says it will offer data recovery options, but can not guarantee the outcome of these recovery efforts. Article "Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft releases for data deletion bug" translated and adapted by ZDNet.fr

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