Microsoft halts Windows 10 update after users lose files

Microsoft halts Windows 10 update after users lose files

The issue appears to have been relayed to Microsoft via the Windows 10 Feedback Hub feature months ago, with "tons of reports" being filed by users experiencing data loss.

If you have yet to update to Windows 10 October 2018 update, you may well have had a lucky escape.

If you do have the update you might want to make sure your Intel drivers are up to date (that will fix performance bugs) and check if any files have been deleted.

Yesterday Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as some users were reporting that they were missing files after the update had finished.

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The company releases two updates for Windows 10 every year, one in April and the other in October. Here's what to do if you've already begun an install.

#WindowsInsiders If you've run into the "missing files after update" issue for 1809/October 2018 Fall update, please call our support line. Photos which are dragged from the app to your desktop are marked as Read Only, meaning if you intend to modify the photos in any way before uploading them you need to adjust their properties first or save a copy of the file.

If Microsoft does provide a tool, we would be interested in seeing it as well. As CNET noted, some users reported that even using hard drive recovery software would not allow them to find more than a portion of the missing data.

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