Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update could be deleting user files, reports claim

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There's a growing number of users reporting the same problem and Microsoft has finally paused the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update. However, not long after it went out, Microsoft began investigating claims from users that installing the software resulted in the loss of hundreds of gigabytes of personal files, or that it hurt their computer's battery life. There are numerous cases reported via Twitter and Reddit that detail how users have seen their documents, pictures and even music completely wiped out by the October 2018 Update. "Seamless integration with Azure IoT Edge brings cloud intelligence and analytics securely to Windows 10 IoT devices at scale", it noted. In addition to it, Windows 10 October 2018 update was unveiled within the event held. "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".

Microsoft is starting to roll out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update today, starting with Insiders and those ready to proactively grab the new bits.

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Microsoft has not commented on this bug publicly as of writing, but with any luck, they'll make a statement confirming the issue in the near future. Now Microsoft is temporarily halting the October 2018 Update's distribution due to the issue.

Microsoft's track record of releasing feature updates for Windows 10 that break things for some users continues. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. Having said that, some of the affected users are running Windows 10 Home, meaning they're highly unlikely to have that setting enabled. Unfortunately, not every Windows 10 user is experiencing that kind of smooth sailing after the upgrade to build 1809. Neither of seemed to lose any data, but of course that was only a sample of two. If you do nothing, it will arrive via Windows Update some time in the next few months.

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