Microsoft stops Windows latest 10 update after complaints of data loss

Smashing Windows Update there

"This included many crucial documents and financial info", read a user-complaint on the Microsoft support page.

According to the portal we are talking about upgrading to Windows 10 became available October 3, 2018 (room 1809). The new app allows Windows 10 users to access their messages and photos stored on an Android device. The availability of Your Phone on Windows 10 was in a post on the official Windows blog, the announcement, and on the Windows account. The update was only available to Windows 10 users who actively sought it out by running the Windows Update utility, or who downloaded it directly from Microsoft's website.

There are a number of possibilities that can cause a Windows 10 update to go astray that range from active security programs to pre-existing issues that can prevent the update process from properly executing. "I think the update tool downloads the new system image to the document folder and then deletes it for cleaning up, because I found the deleted esd file in the removed D:\Document".

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Microsoft will likely roll out a fix for the issue as early as next week, resuming the rollout once again, though that's yet to be confirmed.

Microsoft had similar problems with the release of the previous update of April 2018, which was postponed from the beginning of April until the last day of the month, to give engineers more time to correct errors. Unfortunately, not every Windows 10 user is experiencing that kind of smooth sailing after the upgrade to build 1809. If you still have files there, you weren't one of the unfortunate few to have been affected.

Others have pointed out that the lost files might have been hidden away somewhere - for example, in the "Windows.old" directory - but some folks who've been hit have combed through their drives and completely failed to find any sign of the vanished personal data.

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Reed Wiedower, CTO of Washington, D.C. -based New Signature, No. 396 on the CRN Solution Provider 500, said in an email that IT-focused updates such as improvements to Windows Autopilot and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection "are all huge".